Mel B has thanked her ‘Spice sister’ Victoria Beckham for her ‘enormous generosity’ after the fashion designer dressed her to receive her royal honours.
Scary Spice, 46, was part of the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the pandemic began on Wednesday and she took to Instagram on Friday to thank Posh, 48, for their 25-year friendship.
Sharing a photo of the couple snuggling up to a celebratory cake after the event, Spice Girl Mel wrote, “Sister Spice Vic, I can’t thank you enough for your enormous generosity.
Pals: Mel B has thanked her ‘Spice sister’ Victoria Beckham for her ‘enormous generosity’ after the fashion designer dressed Mel and her mother Andrea for Mel to receive her royal honors
Grateful: Scary, 46, was part of the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the pandemic began and she took to Instagram on Friday to thank Posh, 48, for being there
‘Not only did you dress me and my mum, but you surprised me by being there to fit us……it was just so special thanks to YOU and your fabulousness.
“Honestly what a perfect end to a magical day, you booked a lovely dinner with our two families, wowza 25 years of friendship and we still love each other haha love you so much.”
Melanie was named in the New Year’s Honors for her services to charitable causes and vulnerable women.
Decorated: Melanie was named in New Year’s honors for her services to charitable causes and vulnerable women
Girl power: Victoria took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of her and Mel celebrating her honor alongside their mothers Andrea and Jackie [L-R Mel, Jackie, Andrea, Victoria]
On her special day at the Queen’s residence in London, where she was appointed MBE by Prince William, the singer looked stunning in a red dress – designed by Victoria – and accompanying headpiece and white heels.
Mel, who also wore Robinson Pelham jewellery, couldn’t keep a smile on her face as she proudly accepted the reputed Duke of Cambridge accolade, after taking her highest curtsey.
The Woman’s Aid patron has dedicated her MBE to others who have suffered from abusive relationships.
Talk to The sun after learning that she had received this honor, she said, “I thought of all the women I have met in recent years who have gone through terrible situations, women who have died, women who are still suffering.
Well-deserved: Mel B received his MBE for services to victims of domestic violence from Prince William during the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic
Happy moment: The Spice Girl, who was accompanied by her proud mum Andrea, was named in New Year’s honors for her services to charitable causes and vulnerable women
Moment to remember: Mel couldn’t help the smile from her face as proudly as she received the famous honor from Prince William
Proud: Wednesday marked the first major investiture at Buckingham Palace since the start of the pandemic
Congratulations: On her special day at the Queen’s residence in London, the singer looked stunning in a red dress – designed by fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham – accompanying headpiece and white heels
An honour: Mel presented her best courtesy to Buckingham Palace before receiving the coveted award
Brave: Woman’s Aid boss dedicated her MBE to others who have suffered from abusive relationships
“This, to me, was all about them. He still is.
She continued: “Getting this letter telling me about the MBE…it was the first time I thought I had done something.”
“Not as the Spice Girl, but as Melanie Brown – this working-class mixed-race kid from Leeds who always did her own thing, whatever.
‘A true role model’: Victoria Beckham paid a heartfelt tribute to her close friend, saying: ‘I’m so proud that @officialmelb is receiving her well-deserved MBE’
“It made me incredibly proud of myself, of all the women who have gone through similar experiences, and of all the people who have helped me on this journey.”
Melanie split from her film producer ex-husband Stephen Belafonte in 2017 after a decade.
She claimed in her 2018 memoir Brutally Honest that she suffered abuse – allegations that Belafonte has repeatedly denied.
Mel’s father, Martin, died of cancer following an eight-year illness in 2017.
Raising awareness: Last year the singer starred in a short film exploring domestic violence through dance, recreating a woman’s escape from an abusive relationship
Ex: Mel split from Stephen Belafonte, 46, in 2017 and claimed he emotionally and physically abused her during their 10-year marriage – which he vehemently denies (pictured in 2015)
The singer said that after telling her mother the news of her MBE, she went to his grave to share the news with him.
Pop star Mel said that apart from the women who have suffered, she wanted to dedicate her award to her father.
She said he “started the journey that I will be on for the rest of my life”, working as much as possible to raise awareness about domestic violence.
In 2017, Mel ended a nearly decade-long breakup with her mother Andrea.
The mother and daughter had been separated since 2008, following the star’s marriage to Stephen.
In a 2008 interview, Andrea made no secret of her feelings about Belafonte, who became husband to Mel in 2007 after a secret wedding in Las Vegas before renewing their vows the following year.
It was the second ceremony in Egypt that brought the family feud to a climax, with Mel also arguing with her sister Danielle and father Martin – at the time it was rumored that her husband was the one banning relatives from Mel to enter. contact with her and the children.
After Mel’s youngest was born in 2011, Andrea revealed in an interview with The Sun that she only learned about the pregnancy and childbirth through the internet.
Repaired relationship: Mother and daughter had been estranged since 2008, following the star’s marriage to Stephen, before Mel ended the nearly decade-long rift in 2017
In late 2014, when Mel was hospitalized on the final weekend of The X Factor, Andrea went on a Twitter rant accusing film producer Belafonte of being physically abusive towards the singer.
When news of her daughter’s divorce broke in March 2017, Andrea tweeted: “4 the 1st time in nearly 10 years I can go to bed knowing my daughter and kids are safe, more ‘abuse 4 of us.’
Mel had filed for divorce on March 20 that year and said in court papers that she had suffered “multiple physical beatings” at the hands of her husband.
Protective mum: In late 2014, when Mel was hospitalized on the final weekend of The X Factor, Andrea went on a Twitter rant accusing film producer Belafonte of being physically abusive towards the singer.