Coleen Rooney arrives at court in £1,565 Mugler blazer while Rebekah Vardy opts £890 belted dress


They’re usually spotted in glamourous attire on foreign holidays and in swanky night clubs.

But Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy swapped cocktail dresses and bikinis for a smart business style today as they arrived at London High Court to battle out the ‘Wagatha Christie’ case.

The explosive £3million libel battle marks the culmination of a bitter feud between the high-profile WAGS.

Coleen has been at war 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’.

Today, Coleen, 36, opted for a stylish black suit with a £1,565 Mugler blazer and navy T-shirt, which she paired with a £615 Gucci loafer. 

While Rebekah, 40, paired opted for full Duchess style in a trendy midi shirt dress from a from British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks Kate Middleton among her fans.

While Rebekah, 40, paired opted for full Duchess style in a trendy midi shirt dress from a from British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks Kate Middleton among her fans.

Today, Coleen, 36, opted for a stylish black suit with a £1,565 Mugler blazer and navy T-shirt, which she paired with a £615 Gucci loafer. While Rebekah, 40, paired opted for full Duchess style in a trendy midi shirt dress from a from British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks Kate Middleton among her fans. 

Turning up for the first day of proceedings, Coleen wore her brown hair down while tying part of it back and opting for a natural make-up look with a light layer of foundation and lick of mascara.

She added small golden hoops to the look which otherwise had minimal jewellery.

The mother-of-four, who was wearing a medical boot on her left leg for an injury paired the look with one velvet Gucci loafer from the Italian fashion houses SS22 collection which costs £615.

Coleen clutched two leather handbags as she walked into court and rolled up her blazer sleeves exposing a diamond bracelet.

Turning up for the first day of proceedings, Coleen wore her brown hair down while tying part of it back and opting for a natural make-up look with a light layer of foundation and lick of mascara.

Turning up for the first day of proceedings, Coleen wore her brown hair down while tying part of it back and opting for a natural make-up look with a light layer of foundation and lick of mascara.

The mother-of-four, who was wearing a medical boot on her left leg for an injury paired the look with one velvet Gucci loafer from the Italian fashion houses SS22 collection which costs £615.

She added small golden hoops to the look which otherwise had minimal jewellery.

The mother-of-four, who was wearing a medical boot on her left leg for an injury paired the look with one velvet Gucci loafer from the Italian fashion houses SS22 collection which costs £615. 

Coleen clutched two leather handbags as she walked into court and rolled up her blazer sleeves exposing a diamond bracelet.

Coleen clutched two leather handbags as she walked into court and rolled up her blazer sleeves exposing a diamond bracelet.

Meanwhile Rebekah, who has five children as well as a step-daughter from Jamie’s previous relationship, sported a midi navy dress from British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks Kate Middleton among her fans.

The Duchess of Cambridge recently sported the up-and-coming designers dress to the present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at an event hosted by the British Fashion Council at the Design Museum in Kensington.

While Kate , 40, opted for a £785 green dress from the designer, Rebekah instead paired her £890 number with towering white leather court shoes.

Adding a touch of WAG-glamour, she added oversized Dior sunglasses costing £320 and a £650 ‘London’ leather tote from Aspinals of London. 

Meanwhile Rebekah, who has five children as well as a step-daughter from Jamie's previous relationship, sported a midi navy dress from British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks Kate Middleton among her fans.

Adding a touch of WAG-glamour, she added oversized Dior sunglasses costing £320 and a £650 'London' leather tote from Aspinals of London.

Meanwhile Rebekah, who has five children as well as a step-daughter from Jamie’s previous relationship, sported a midi navy dress from British-Canadian designer Edeline Lee, who marks Kate Middleton among her fans. 

Rebekah paired her look with Dior sunglasses and white shoes, she is pictured climbing out the taxi

Rebekah paired her look with Dior sunglasses and white shoes, she is pictured climbing out the taxi

In October 2019, Coleen accused Rebekah 40, (pictured today) of leaking 'false stories' about her to the press.

Rebekah is pictued today

In October 2019, Coleen accused Rebekah 40, (pictured today)  of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press.

In October 2019, Coleen accused Rebekah 40, of leaking ‘false stories’ about her to the press.

She explained that she had posted a series of fake stories about herself to her personal Instagram account.

Three stories had been shared with The Sun newspaper – including one about travelling to Mexico to find out about gender selection, another regarding a return to TV and a final story about the basement flooding at her new home.

Hoping to find the account responsible for sharing these false stories, Mrs Rooney explained that she had changed the privacy settings of her posts so it was visible to just one person’s account – Mrs Vardy’s.

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)

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 Mrs Rooney's public accusation, Mrs Vardy - who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time - denied any involvement (above)

Shortly after Mrs Rooney’s public accusation, Mrs Vardy – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement (above) 

Mrs Rooney’s social media post revealing her operation quickly led to her being labelled ‘Wagatha Christie’ in a nod to the renowned British crime author Agatha Christie.

‘For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing The SUN newspaper of my private posts and stories.

Who is Caroline Watt? Former Virgin Atlantic hostess credited with boosting her friend Rebekah Vardy’s profile 

Caroline Watt is a former Virgin Atlantic air hostess who has been Rebekah Vardy’s agent for the past seven years, helping to build her profile in the national media.

Reports that she no longer represents her following the current controversy engulfing the two have been dismissed as inaccurate with Ms Watt remaining close to Ms Vardy both professionally and personally.

Ms Watt, 39, is married to former footballer Steve Watt, who played briefly for Chelsea, making one Premier League appearance for two minutes in 2005 and Swansea City. He is currently manager of Kent non-league side Hythe Town and they have two children.

After leaving the airline industry, Ms Watt began working as an agent in the world of entertainment, quickly developing a reputation for her communication skills and ability to network.

She was formerly employed by talent agency The Frontrow Partnership but left in 2019 to go it alone and took her main client and close friend, Ms Vardy with her.

Ms Watt has been credited with building Ms Vardy’s public profile by ensuring that she regularly featured in the national media and also brokered the deal for her to appear on the hit reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.

Ms Watt started representing the high-profile WAG in 2015, when her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy shot to fame.

She is a regular visitor to the Vardy’s Lincolnshire home and also socialises with Ms Vardy, attending glitzy parties and bars.

Her other clients include the former Page 3 girl Nicola McLean but it is Ms Vardy that has been the biggest asset in her career as an agent. 

‘There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family — all without my permission or knowledge. After a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion.

‘To try and prove this, I came up with an idea. I blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories except ONE account. (Those on my private account must have been wondering why I haven’t had stories on there for a while.)

‘Over the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper. And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about the basement flooding in my new house.

‘It’s been tough keeping it to myself and not making any comment at all, especially when the stories have been leaked, however I had to. Now I know for certain which account/individual it’s come from. I have saved and screenshotted all the original stories which clearly show just one person has viewed them.

‘It’s………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.’

But shortly after Mrs Rooney’s public accusation, Mrs Vardy – who was pregnant and on holiday in Dubai at the time – denied any involvement.

She hit back on social media, writing: ‘As I have just said to you [Rooney] on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this.

‘I never speak to anyone about you, as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for. If you thought this was happening you could have told me and I could have changed passwords to see if it stopped.

‘Over the years various people have had access to my Insta and just this week I found out I was following people I didn’t know and have never followed myself. I’m not being funny but I don’t need the money, what would I gain from selling stories on you?’

But in April, Mrs Vardy sensationally appeared to accept that her agent had been leaking stories about Mrs Rooney in a dramatic development to the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel battle, the High Court heard.

In documents submitted to the court, Mrs Rooney’s legal team claimed Mrs Vardy’s case had ‘collapsed’ after an ‘abrupt change of position to her pleaded case’ following a second statement made by her in which she alleged that her agent and close friend Caroline Watt had leaked stories to The Sun.

The document compiled by Mrs Rooney’s lawyers David Sherborne and Ben Hamer, and seen by the Hight Court, states: ‘The collapse of Mrs Vardy’s case over the last day has been remarkable.

‘As of the evening of 27 April 2022, in an abrupt change of position to her pleaded case since the outset, Mrs Vardy appears now to accept Mrs Rooney’s case: that Caroline Watt, Mrs Vardy’s close friend and PR, was the conduit by which stories from the Defendant’s Private Instagram Account were leaked to The Sun through her access via Rebekah Vardy’s account (@beckyvardy).’

It adds: ‘It is only now-over two weeks later and on the eve of trial-that Mrs Vardy has been forced to come clean.’

Rebekah today

The Duchess of Cambridge recently sported the up-and-coming designers dress to the present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at an event hosted by the British Fashion Council at the Design Museum in Kensington.

The Duchess of Cambridge (right)  recently sported the up-and-coming designers dress to the present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at an event hosted by the British Fashion Council at the Design Museum in Kensington.

Rebecaa Vardy arrives for the opening day of there Libel appeal against Coleen Rooney today

Rebecaa Vardy arrives for the opening day of there Libel appeal against Coleen Rooney today

The High Court in London has also heard that Ms Watt is not fit to give oral evidence to the trial.

Mrs Rooney’s lawyers previously claimed that Mrs Vardy had leaked information to The Sun either directly or through Ms Watt ‘acting on her instruction or with her knowing approval’.

Ms Watt was referred to at an earlier hearing after the High Court in London heard that WhatsApp messages between Mrs Vardy and Ms Watt had been disclosed.

Texts heard in court included Mrs Vardy referring to someone, whose identity is disputed, as a ‘nasty b****’.

Ms Vardy’s legal team say Ms Watt is in a ‘fragile state’ and has been expressing concerns about giving evidence.

They have asked the judge for Ms Watt’s statement to be admitted as ‘hearsay’ evidence, so that she does not have to appear in person, following the 11th hour psychiatric report. 

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