Geri Horner has hailed the Prince Of Wales as a “Spice Boy” and said the whole nation should be proud of the royal.
The Spice Girls star has said the heir to the throne played a pivotal part in the history of the girl band, and was an honorary member.
Charles first met the Spice Girls at a Prince’s Trust event in 1997, where he received kisses on the cheek from band members.
Horner has attended another fundraising event for the trust more than 20 years later, and praised Charles as a modern and forward-thinking royal.
Speaking during the event at the Savoy in London, she said: “He’s part of our heritage. We consider him as a Spice Boy.
“I feel like Prince Charles his royal highness is part of the landscape of the Spice Girls, our journey. He was there from the beginning.
“To see him just grow and shine, our future king, I just think it’s brilliant what he does and I really admire him as a representation of our country.
“I feel like we should be really proud of what he does. He’s a modern man, he’s a modern royal in everything he does. He has consciousness. He thinks about the world that we live in.”
Horner, famed as Ginger Spice, was invited to meet Charles at the Prince’s Trust event alongside Baby Spice Emma Bunton.
Asked if she would like to see Charles attend a concert of the newly-reformed Spice Girls, Horner said: “He’s always welcome, always welcome.”
The pair attended a Prince’s Trust event for the Invest In Future scheme, aimed at encouraging donors to invest to help disadvantaged people into work.
Charles founded The Prince’s Trust in 1976 to help the vulnerable young get their lives back on track, and has a history of recruiting recognisable names as ambassadors.