Rebekah Vardy continued her Duchess-inspired style today as she arrived at London’s High Court sporting yet another Kate Middleton-loved brand.
The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 40, opted for a white and blue vintage £1,316 Chanel patterned dress for day three of the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial.
She paired the statement frock with a £650 tote bag from Aspinal of London, noted as one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite handbag designers, as well as a £556 blazer from Veronica Beard – a US brand which has previously been worn by Meghan Markle.
Meanwhile, Coleen Rooney looked ready for business in an all-black blouse and trousers combo, which she teamed with one loafer; she has been sporting an air boot on her other foot since suffering a fracture after a fall at home in March.
Superstar footballer Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen, 36, opted for a £580 blouse from French fashion brand Isabel Marant, which featured a round neck and puff sleeves.
Coleen has been in a bitter feud with Rebekah since October 2019 after accusing her of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the media, before claiming that she uncovered the culprit after carrying out a social media ‘sting operation’.
Rebekah Vardy (pictured left) continued her Duchess-inspired style today as she arrived at London’s High Court sporting yet another Kate Middleton-loved brand. Meanwhile, Coleen Rooney looked ready for business in an all-black ensemble, right
The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy , 40, opted for a white and blue vintage £1,316 Chanel patterned dress for day three of the £3million Wagatha Christie libel trial
Superstar footballer Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen, 36, opted for a £580 blouse from French fashion brand Isabel Marant, which featured a round neck and puff sleeves
Used to wearing glamorous attire on lavish holidays and to swanky nightclubs, the high-profile WAGS swapped their usual uniforms of cocktail dresses and swimwear for smart business style today.
Turning up for the third day of proceedings, Rebekah, who has five children as well as a step-daughter from husband Jamie’s previous relationship, wore her brown hair scraped back into a bun.
She sported a natural make-up look with a light layer of foundation and a pink lip look, while opting for a pair of black sunglasses.
Her vintage Chanel patterned dress featured a thick white stripe around her waist to showcase her svelte figure and was teamed with blue heels. The 2018 knit frock also has short sleeves and boasts a small CC logo.
She paired it with Veronica Beard’s signature midnight-blue ‘Miller Dickey’ blazer, which has a double-breasted silhouette and padded shoulders to balance the nipped-in waist.
The brand was worn by the Duchess of Sussex in October 2018 and September 2019, when she sported one of the designer’s blue frocks, first in Tonga, then in Cape Town.
Rebekah finisher her outfit with dainty silver earrings and carried Aspinal of London’s London Tote. The brand is a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton and the Duchess of Cornwall.
This isn’t the first time this week that Rebekah has opted to attend court wearing brands loved by Kate Middleton.
Rebekah paired her statement frock with a £650 tote bag from Aspinal of London, noted as one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite handbag designers, as well as a £556 blazer from Veronica Beard – a US brand which has previously been worn by Meghan Markle
Rebekah was once again accompanied by a security team as she entered the High Court for another day at the witness stand
Coleen has been in a bitter feud with Rebekah (pictured) since October 2019 after accusing her of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the media, before claiming that she uncovered the culprit after carrying out a social media ‘sting operation’
Rebekah arriving at the Royal Courts of Justice wearing a blue and white patterned dress under a blue blazer
Rebekah – pictured today – continued to give evidence after her gruelling five-hour cross-examination was cut short by a fire alarm yesterday afternoon
Yesterday she wore an Alexander McQueen blazer and on Tuesday she donned a midi shirt dress from a British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks the Duchess among her fans.
Meanwhile, Coleen opted for an all-black ensemble when attending court today alongside her husband Wayne.
Adding a touch of glitz to her attire, she opted for golden hoops while keeping her hair in a half-up half-down style.
The mother-of-four, who was wearing a medical boot on her left leg for an injury, completed her look with a black handbag.
Coleen’s barrister today joked that Rebekah had been ‘saved by the bell’ as he opened day three of the £3million Wagatha Christie libel showdown after her testimony was cut short by a fire alarm yesterday.
Addressing Rebekah, David Sherborne said: ‘Can we Mrs Vardy start where we left off yesterday before you were saved by the bell.’
Coleen opted for an all-black ensemble when attending court today alongside her husband Wayne
Adding a touch of glitz to her attire, she opted for golden hoops while keeping her hair in a half-up half-down style
Coleen, dressed all in black and carrying a Chanel handbag, looked relaxed as she stepped out of a black cab with her husband Wayne behind in his signature navy suit with a leather handbag containing a bulging file
The mother-of-four, who was wearing a medical boot on her left leg for an injury, completed her look with a black handbag
He went on to quiz her about a night out with the Wags in St Petersburg during the 2018 World Cup.
She denied giving a photographer the location of the restaurant where the nine wives and girlfriends were having a night out. But asked for details, she said: ‘If I’m completely honest I had been drinking quite a bit.’
In response, Coleen’s barrister Mr Sherborne dramatically accused her of lying, saying: ‘Mrs Vardy, this is the first time that you have suggested that your recollection of events has been affected by drinking – that’s a lie, isn’t it?’
The libel trial has heard extraordinary details of life inside the Wags’ bubble, including lurid claims of extramarital affairs, bitter rivalries and back-stabbing.
The case centres around a 2019 social media post by Coleen in which she said she had planted fake stories on her private Instagram account and accused Rebekah of leaking them to The Sun newspaper.
Rebekah denied the claim, and launched a libel case when Coleen refused to take down the post.
Yesterday, Rebekah was confronted with messages in which she discussed leaking and selling stories, and faced repeated accusations that she was lying to the court to protect the ‘last shred’ of her case against Coleen.
She rejected accusations she had revealed ‘juicy information’ to settle scores with rival Wags, while courting positive publicity by arranging staged photographs and interviews to promote her image.
Rebekah, a mother-of-five, broke down in tears as she was confronted with one such interview, in which she told how vile online trolls had threatened to rape her daughter.
Wagatha Christie timeline: How Coleen and Rebekah’s long-running, vicious war unfolded before the eyes of the world
September 2017 to October 2019 – The Sun runs a number of articles about Coleen, including that she travelled to Mexico to look into baby ‘gender selection’ treatment, her plan to revive her TV career and the flooding of her basement.
October 9, 2019 – Coleen uses social media to accuse Rebekah of selling stories from her private Instagram account to the tabloids.
Coleen says she spent five months attempting to work out who was sharing information about her and her family based on posts she had made on her personal social media page.
After sharing a series of ‘false’ stories and using a process of elimination, Coleen claims they were viewed by one Instagram account, belonging to Rebekah.
Rebekah, then pregnant with her fifth child, denies the allegations and says various people had access to her Instagram over the years.
She claims to be ‘so upset’ by Coleen’s accusation, later adding: ‘I thought she was my friend but she completely annihilated me.’
The public dispute makes headlines around the world, with the hashtag #WagathaChristie trending.
How it all began: On October 9, 2019, Coleen Rooney, now 36, accused Rebekah Vardy, 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press in an Instagram post (above)
Shortly after Coleen’s public accusation, Rebekah – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement (above)
February 13, 2020 – In a tearful appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, Rebekah says the stress of the dispute caused her to have severe anxiety attacks and she ‘ended up in hospital three times’. Coleen says in a statement that she does not want to ‘engage in further public debate’.
June 23, 2020 – It emerges that Rebekah has launched libel proceedings against Coleen.
Rebekah’s lawyers allege she ‘suffered extreme distress, hurt, anxiety and embarrassment as a result of the publication of the post and the events which followed’.
November 19-20, 2020 – The libel battle has its first High Court hearing in London. A judge rules that Coleen’s October 2019 post ‘clearly identified’ Rebekah as being ‘guilty of the serious and consistent breach of trust’.
Mr Justice Warby concludes that the ‘natural and ordinary’ meaning of the posts was that Rebekah had ‘regularly and frequently abused her status as a trusted follower of Coleen’s personal Instagram account by secretly informing The Sun of Coleen’s private posts and stories’.
February 8-9, 2022 – A series of explosive messages between Rebekah and her agent Caroline Watt – which Coleen’s lawyers allege were about her – are revealed at a preliminary court hearing.
The court is told Rebekah was not referring to Coleen when she called someone a ‘nasty bitch’ in one exchange with Ms Watt.
Coleen’s lawyers seek further information from the WhatsApp messages, but the court is told that Ms Watt’s phone fell into the North Sea after a boat she was on hit a wave, before further information could be extracted from it.
February 14 – Coleen is refused permission to bring a High Court claim against Ms Watt for misuse of private information to be heard alongside the libel battle. A High Court judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, says the bid was brought too late and previous opportunities to make the claim had not been taken.
April 13 – Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence at the upcoming libel trial, the High Court is told as the case returns for another hearing.
The agent revokes permission for her witness statement to be used, and withdraws her waiver which would have allowed Sun journalists to say whether she was a source of the allegedly leaked stories.
April 29 – Rebekah ‘appears to accept’ that her agent was the source of allegedly leaked stories, Coleen’s barrister David Sherborne tells the High Court. He argues that a new witness statement submitted by Rebekah suggests Ms Watt was the source but Rebekah claims she ‘did not authorise or condone her’.
Rebekah’s lawyer Hugh Tomlinson says the statement did not contain ‘any change whatever in the pleaded case’, with her legal team having no communication with Ms Watt.
May 10 onwards – The trial begins.