Friday 13 December 2019

Gingers Unite! Geri Halliwell steps out with fiancé for first time to support Prince Harry's polo match

Tony Jones

Geri Halliwell has stepped out publicly with her Formula One boss fiance for the first time to support Prince Harry at a charity polo match in Abu Dhabi.

The former Spice Girl, who famously pinched the Prince of Wales' bottom at an awards ceremony, joined guests at an exclusive polo club to cheer Harry on.

Her engagement to Red Bull boss Christian Horner was announced in a newspaper advert and she was brimming with happiness at her impending wedding.

She spoke publicly about her engagement for the first time as she posed for pictures at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.

"We're absolutely delighted. I'm really happy, he's gorgeous," she said.

Horner was a little tight-lipped and declined to say when the couple would marry, but said they were in the Gulf state for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.

Halliwell went on to praise Harry, whose charity Sentebale works with disadvantaged youngsters, many living with HIV, in the African nation of Lesotho.

The polo game was a closely fought match in front of invited guests who included Formula One veteran Sir Jackie Stewart and Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens.

Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell attend the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo at Ghantoot Polo Club on November 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell attend the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo at Ghantoot Polo Club on November 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell attend the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo at Ghantoot Polo Club on November 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Prince Harry, Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell speak during a dinner after the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo at Ghantoot Polo Club on November 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Prince Harry, Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell speak during a dinner after the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo at Ghantoot Polo Club on November 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Prince Harry plays during the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo at Ghantoot Polo Club on November 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Harry's team won 5-4 and the Prince was named the most valuable player

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