No one can deny that Coleen Rooney's had a lot to contend with recently.
Just when speculation about her marriage has died down, there comes another unwelcome controversy over her footballer husband Wayne's ban for using some rather unfortunate language during a football match.
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Also letting her hair down at Aintree was Carly Cole, who brought along her football star husband Joe and their daughter Ruby for company.
When it came to head-turning outfits, the two footballers' wives got a run for their money, though, from some of the extravagantly dressed female racegoers, many of whom had spectacular hats and sky high heels.
All the news as Duchess Kate's due date draws close...