Harry Maguire’s fiancée Fern Hawkins was ‘sad and embarrassed’ when Rebekah Vardy secretly helped paparazzi photograph England’s WAGs at the 2018 World Cup, trial Wagatha Christie said.

  • The allegation was aired during the £3m ‘Wagatha Christie’ legal fight today
  • Texts read in court are said to reveal Rebekah’s role in staging the photo
  • FA official claims the photo was taken by paparazzi infuriating Harry Maguire’s wife

The high court has heard Harry Maguire’s fiancée Fern Hawkins was ‘disgusted and embarrassed’ when Rebekah Vardy helped paparazzi photograph England’s WAGs at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The claim was made in the £3million ‘Wagatha Christie’ legal fight today, which has seen Rebekah, 40, sue her colleague WAG Coleen Rooney, 36, for defamation after she accused her of sharing stories from her personal Instagram with The Sun.

The case had evidence of a 2018 paparazzi photo, with text messages between Rebekah and her former agent Caroline Watt said to reveal Rebekah’s key role in making this story behind the WAGs’ backs. her colleague.

She previously denied any part of the photo was created, which shows the women gathering outside a restaurant.

The incident had evidence of the 2018 paparazzi photograph. It was taken in St. Petersburg and featured, from left to right: Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Rebekah Vardy, Annabelle Peyton, Fern Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner and Lucia Loi

Wayne Rooney will tell court ‘Coleen has no proactive PR, unlike Rebekah who is interested in promoting himself’

David Sherborne told the court that the trial would hear evidence from Coleen Rooney as well as her husband Wayne.

Rooney’s cousin and her brother Rooney will also provide evidence, he added.

Mr Sherborne explained that witnesses would say ‘Mrs Rooney doesn’t have a proactive PR approach… unlike Mrs Vardy’.

“And unlike Mrs. Vardy again, she doesn’t want to receive a lot of advertising for herself or promotional offers,” he added. ‘That’s the motive, why Ms. Vardy leaked the information to The Sun.’

Mr Sherborne said witnesses would also explain that Ms Rooney ‘didn’t tell any of them that she had performed this agonizing surgery’.

He said it was a ‘surprise’ for them when her post accusing Ms Vardy came out, he added.

The court heard today an 11-hour witness statement from FA liaison officer Harpreet Robertson claiming that Harry Maguire’s fiancée Fern Hawkins was upset by the snap.

In testimony read out in court by Mr Sherborne, Ms Robertson said: ‘Fern has expressed displeasure with me, that she was involved and that she was embarrassed, prepared and not expecting her. Vardy put in that position.’

Messages between Rebekah and Ms Watt on the date in question were passed on to Coleen’s legal team as part of their Supreme Court battle.

The series of messages exchanged between the two women during a day out in St Petersburg on June 26, 2018.

Rebkah was in the Russian city with Millie Savage, Gemma Acton, Megan Davison, Annabel Peyton, Fern Hawkins, Shannon Horlock, Annie Kilner and Lucia Loi

They are partners with John Stones, Gary Cahill, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Harry Maguire, Nick Pope, Kyle Walker and Marcus Rashford.

Trip to the restaurant two days before England’s first match against Belgium.

At 14:37pm, Rebekah texted her agent: ‘We may have to walk to the restaurant from the hotel now… so could be a great photo op when we walk down to about 15 minutes’

Ms Watt replied: ‘Ok will let them know thanks’

At 16:12 p.m. Rebekah texted: “On the way out of the restaurant van… He’s doing two runs.”

Five minutes later Mrs. Watt replied: ‘Okay. Hopefully he catches you all! Don’t forget to take a group shot. ‘

Harry Maguire goes on holiday with his finances Fern Hawkins - in a photo shared on Instagram

Harry Maguire goes on holiday with his finances Fern Hawkins – in a photo shared on Instagram

Rebekah then said: ‘If he were here he’d be hiding in the bushes or behind the trees lol’

However, half an hour later, Rebekah texted that she was worried other women would think she cheated on the photographer after they spotted him outside the restaurant.

“F*** I asked everyone out to take pictures and pap was there… Looks like I’ve let him know now,” Vardy said.

She said that her WAGS colleague wanted her to post her own pictures of them on her own Instagram.

‘The girls asked me to put it on insta so get them out fast… they want me to put it up before pap put it in! I bought about 10 minutes,’ she wrote.

Posting a group photo on one of the WAGS’s Instagram will make the paparazzi’s photo less valuable, as it will be freely available to the mass media.

Coleen Rooney

Rebekah Vardy

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy arrive at the Supreme Court today

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