News | Entertainment
27 Feb 2020 10:46
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Mel B is "totally gutted" by Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family

    The 44-year-old singer has expressed her disappointment at the news that Harry and Meghan will no longer be carrying out their royal duties, as she was "delighted" when the pair tied the knot in May 2018 because it signalled the UK's stance as a "multicultural nation"


    Mel explained: "As a brown woman, I'm totally gutted by Megxit! When Harry met Meghan, I was delighted because I finally a brown girl would be part of the royal family, and it just showed how far our country has come as a multicultural nation. But less than two years after marrying him, they've both quit the royal family and the country. I'm totally gutted because the reports say they both felt she had been treated in a racist way."

    The Spice Girls star went on to lament the missed "opportunity" for Meghan, 38, to "make a difference" as a member of the royal family, and thinks the former 'Suits' actress should have been able to "stick things out".

    She continued: "She was in a position to make a difference and now that opportunity is gone. You have to stick things out, no matter how tough they get because that's the only way you really prove who you are."

    But Mel also understands that racism can be difficult to deal with, as she says she received "a ton of racist abuse" during the height of the Spice Girls' fame.

    She said: "I was one of the very first mixed race girls in a British pop band and of course I had to put up with a ton of racist abuse. When I moved into my mansion, I had letters pushed through the door."

    The 'Wannabe' hitmaker was proud to stand for "all other brown kids in Britain", and thankful she was able to be a role model.

    Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: "I'm fully aware that as a mixed race girl in the Spice Girls I stood for all other brown kids in Britain. Even now, so many twenty and thirty-something girls come up to me and tell me what a big deal it was for them that I proudly wore my hair in a big 'fro so they felt it was okay for them not to have to straighten their hair, that they could be Mel B in the playground doing Spice Girl dances, that a brown girl with crazy hair was on a stage in a band."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     27 Feb: Bill Nighy thinks comedy is more "difficult" than dying
     27 Feb: Petra Nemcova was surprised by the premature birth of her son
     27 Feb: Eva Mendes finds Instagram "kind of stressful"
     27 Feb: Jameela Jamil was at "a point of near death" because of trolling
     27 Feb: Jessica Simpson believes "confidence" comes with openness
     27 Feb: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott enjoyed a day out with Stormi over the weekend
     27 Feb: Lena Waithe sees her career as a "marathon"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    From our pot-meet-kettle file.. More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Air New Zealand's net profit has slumped by 32 per cent to 101-million dollars -- and the airline says the coronavirus outbreak makes its outlook uncertain More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Bill Nighy thinks comedy is more "difficult" than dying 10:29

    Business:
    Air New Zealand's net profit has slumped by 32 per cent to 101-million dollars -- and the airline says the coronavirus outbreak makes its outlook uncertain 10:27

    International:
    China's Chang'e-4 provides first detailed images of what lies beneath the far side of the Moon 10:27

    Law and Order:
    From our pot-meet-kettle file.. 10:17

    Cycling:
    The New Zealand men's team pursuit will ride for gold at the world track cycling championships in Berlin 10:17

    Entertainment:
    Petra Nemcova was surprised by the premature birth of her son 9:59

    Entertainment:
    Eva Mendes finds Instagram "kind of stressful" 9:29

    Rugby League:
    Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger can understand Ardie Savea wanting to mix it up 9:27

    Entertainment:
    Jameela Jamil was at "a point of near death" because of trolling 8:59

    Entertainment:
    Jessica Simpson believes "confidence" comes with openness 8:29


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd