If rumours are to be believed, a long-awaited Spice Girls reunion – with every single original band member involved — yes, including the illusive Victoria Beckham (!) — may finally be happening this year.
The beloved ‘90s girl group, who haven’t performed together with all five members since the closing ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, are reported to be reuniting later this year to take the stage as part of a huge royal concert for King Charles III’s three-day coronation celebration starting May 6 in London.
According to the Daily Mail, royal organizers are “super keen” to make the Spice Girls part of the event as the “star signing” for the concert.
The women, Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Beckham, have met King Charles III several times throughout their career, including the infamous encounter in 1997 when Ginger and Scary Spice broke royal protocol and planted a kiss on his cheek, as well as the time Prince Harry mentions in his recent memoir, Spare, when the Duke of Sussex noted his father was singing along to their songs.
Another source spoke to The Sun, saying the women, who reunited for a tour without Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice, in 2019 were “seriously pondering a return to the stage as a five-piece for such a historical event.”
“Certainly, the reality is that the Coronation is as special as The Olympics — a one-off celebration and unique performance,” they added. “There is a general sense that a reunion could happen for something this significant. Mel B and Mel C are the ring leaders in the group, trying to make it happen.”
This past summer, Mel C opened up to the Express, sharing that the group was not happy about missing the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert in June, but explained it would have been “impossible” to pull together. “You know what, we would have loved to be there but it was just one of those situations where it was impossible,” Mel shared. “With us girls, there is so much that we would like to do but there are four, five, people involved with families and other commitments and responsibilities. So, I think that was something that we had to miss.”