Victoria Beckham seems like a shoo-in to design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress: Not only is she an accomplished British designer, but she also has strong ties to the royal family, having attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal nuptials in 2011 and celebrated daughter Harper’s 6th birthday with a tea party at the palace last summer. But during an appearance on The Late Late Show on Thursday, Beckham broke fashion hearts everywhere by shutting down the rumors that she’ll be masterminding the soon-to-be Duchess’ gown for the May 19 ceremony.
“How is designing Meghan’s dress? Is it going well?” host James Corden asked, intrepidly, attempting to catch Beckham off-guard. The ploy didn’t work on Posh Spice, though: Beckham vehemently denied that she was doing any such thing.
“Maybe you know something that I don’t! I’m not doing the dress, I’m not,” she said, adding: “Sadly, not. But I’m sure she will look incredible in whatever she wears.”
Beckham was, however, less adept at sidestepping Corden’s questions about whether she and husband David Beckham would be attending the upcoming royal wedding: When he asked whether she had received her invitation, the designer responded with a nonsensical, “I don’t know, I’ve been here…” before Corden and fellow guest Shaquille O’Neal began ribbing her for stammering over her answer.
Beckham then attempted to shift the focus off herself, continuing: “I think England is so excited. I mean, it’s just so great, isn’t it? They look so happy!”
She may not be designing the gown, but Beckham has already played a role in Meghan and Harry’s nuptials, in a way: In one of the duo’s official engagement photos that Kensington Palace released last December, the bride-to-be is wearing a creamy white sweater from the Victoria Beckham line.
And, of course, you can keep your fingers crossed for our second favorite Beckham-related rumor regarding the royal wedding—that the Spice Girls are reportedly reuniting to perform at the reception. Not a bad consolation prize, eh?