Will the Spice Girls Perform at the Royal Wedding? Mel C Says Mel B Was ‘Joking’ Over Invite

Spice Girl Mel B told The Real on Tuesday that she and her bandmates were invited to attend and perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 royal wedding. Kensington Palace hasn't confirmed the possibility of the Spice Girls attending and performing, but Sporty Spice Mel C says it's not happening.

"Oh yes there's been quite a lot of press interest there, my invite hasn't turned up yet," Mel C (whose legal name is Melanie Jayne Chisholm) told E! News on Tuesday at The Prince's Trust Awards in London. "It was all that snow. I think the mail's been a bit held up in the snow. I think [Mel B] was joking. I think the media ran with it a little bit."

When appearing on The Real, co-host Loni Love asked Mel B—aka Scary Spice, legal name Melanie Janine Brown—whether she knew of any big names featured on the royal couple's top-secret wedding guest list. "I am," she said. But after the singer and reality show host admitted that all Spice Girls members were invited to attend and perform, she realized she said too much, confessing, "I don't know if I should have said anything."

Spice Girls Mel C says the Spice Girls have not been invited to perform at the Royal Wedding, despite comments confirming the contrary by Mel B. Here, the Spice Girls are pictured performing during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 8, 2016. Reuters

The celebrities that have made the cut for Prince Harry and Markle's big day haven't been formerly announced. But Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, Olivia Palermo and stylist Jessica Mulroney are among a list of high-profile names that are speculated to be in attendance thanks to their close friendships with Markle.

It has also been rumored that Barack and Michelle Obama could be extended an invitation as Prince Harry considers the former U.S. president and first lady to be good friends. But the chances of this are slim thanks to the potential political repercussions from an Obama invite. "Harry and Meghan will be guided by the Foreign Office's advice," Duncan Larcombe, a British journalist and biographer, told Town & Country.

What is certain about the event's guest list, though, is that the couple is allowing for more than 2,000 people "from every corner of the United Kingdom" to attend the May wedding, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said, according to Vanity Fair. The couple has specifically requested for the nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices to invite people of various backgrounds and ages—all part of an effort  to keep the general public involved in the event.

Prince Harry and Markle's wedding will take place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, which is one of Queen Elizabeth II's primary residences. The ceremony is scheduled to be broadcast live in an hour-long ceremony at 7 a.m. EST.