Red Bull F1 Boss & Geri Horner’s Husband Christian Reacts to Spice Girls Member Mel B’s MBE

Published 01/02/2022, 2:23 AM EST


Weeks after helping win Max Verstappen his first world championship title, Red Bull F1 boss, Christian Horner, has returned to social media, with a congratulatory wish to one of the members of the Spice Girls group.

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Horner’s wife, Geri Halliwell, has been a part of the girl group for over two decades now, cherishing success from all around the world. And now, finally, Halliwell’s ‘Spice Girls’ colleague, Melanie Brown aka Scary Spice has earned huge recognition from the United Kingdom.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner arrives ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The Royal Family honored the English singer with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) on New Year’s eve. Hence, Horner took to Instagram to post a congratulatory story for Mel B. The Briton posted a picture of him posing alongside his wife, Halliwell, and her group member, Mel B.

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Horner further wrote, “Congratulations @officialmelb on being awarded an MBE.”

This MBE honor isn’t necessarily for her achievements in music but for her impeccable work with the domestic violence charity Women’s Aid.

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Emma Raducanu & F1 star Lewis Hamilton earn medals

Apart from Mel B, several others, too, received honors from the royal family in the 2021 New Year’s honors list. One of the biggest names is the high-flying Tennis star, Emma Raducanu for her impeccable achievements in 2021. The 19-year-old won the US Open last year, consequently making her the British no.1 tennis player.

She did eventually receive the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. And to add up to her monumental success, the British royal family decided to allocate her a spot on the honors list.

All in all, the royal family had chosen around 1,122 individuals in last year’s honors list. 361 individuals for the British Empire Medal (BEM), 253 individuals for the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and 508 individuals for the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

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Lewis Hamilton poses for a photo after he was made a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales, during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, December 15, 2021. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton was indeed one of the individuals who received a knighthood in 2021, but the 7-time world champion will not come under the 2021 New Year honors list, and instead under the year 2020.

The royal family hailed Hamilton as a knight for his achievements in F1 (Winning his record-equaling seventh world championship title in 2020). However, amidst the pandemic, the Briton had to wait a bit longer to earn the much-yearned ‘Sir’ before his name.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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