BREAKING NEWS: Geri Halliwell says she didn’t actually pinch Prince Charles’ bum

The 90s now feel like a very different place to us

Geri Halliwell and Prince Charles
Geri Halliwell and Prince Charles
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The 90s now feel like a very different place to us

We’ve been left confused and unsure about which childhood memories are to be believed anymore, after Geri Halliwell has revealed that one of the most iconic moments of the decade didn’t actually happen.

Remember when loyal Spice Girls fan Prince Charles arrived at the Spice World premiere, to be treated to a cheeky pinch on the bum by Geri, aka Ginger Spice? Well apparently that didn’t actually happen.

In an interview with The Times, Geri opened up about the event and severely downgraded it.

'I didn’t pinch Prince Charles’s bum, as was reported. I patted it,’ she explained.

‘Patting him on the bottom was against royal protocol but we're all human. It was the premiere of our film, Spice World, in the late Nineties. There was a lot of nervous energy – young women, happy antics.’

Three things.

1) Yes of course patting the second in line to the throne is against royal protocol, but we wonder if instructions about this specific gesture are given out. Is there a clause which specifies no touching of the royal behind?

2) We love how she blames it on being 'human' and ‘nervous energy.’ We’ll use that excuse if we ever accidentally pat someone interviewing us for a job on the derriere.

3) A pat changes everything. A pinch makes it sound mischievous and fun. A pat reminds us more of something a sleazy colleague might do as ‘bants.’

Charles however seemed to love the bum pat, as when Geri sensationally quit the Spice Girls in 1998, he wrote her a letter which posed the question: ‘What will I do without your wonderfully friendly greeting?’

Oh Charles.

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