Petra and Tamara Ecclestone put on a united front as they made their way into the High Court today amid the younger sibling’s ongoing divorce woes.
Accompanied by Petra’s legal team and security detail, the pair put on a chic display as they went into the High Court in London.
James Stunt, divorced Formula One heiress Miss Ecclestone, 29, following a bitter court battle in October but they have yet to agree a settlement over their £5.5billion joint fortune.
Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter took out a court injunction to force her ex to leave their £68million Grade II-listed mansion in Chelsea.
The pair, who have three children, married in a £12million ceremony in 2011.
Petra and Tamara Ecclestone put on a chic display as they made their way into the High Court in London
James Stunt leaves the family court in London after the conclusion of proceedings on Monday
Petra is being represented at the hearing by Baroness Fiona Shackleton who previously acted on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney during his divorce with Heather Mills.
This comes amid her billionaire ex-husband James reacting angrily to claims that a £90million burglary at his home was a con.
He had previously claimed that he was the victim of Britain’s biggest ever burglary with £90million of cash and valuables said to have been stolen from his house in Belgravia, which he moved into after the pair split.
Yesterday, 36-year-old Stunt slammed critics who have accused the burglary of being a fake.
Petra appeared downcast as she made her way into the court in London
He said: ‘I’ve nothing to hide. I’m a victim with no upside to this embarrassment of having no insurance.
‘It’s disgusting how people are commenting that I’m a criminal. It’s not true or fair. I just want whoever did this arrested and my things back.’
He went on to say that his dead brother’s watch was among the items that were stolen and said he ‘wished he had insurance’ in a strong condemnation of the claims that the robbery was a con.
He told police that thieves had emptied the safe in the basement of his Georgian townhouse in Belgravia last month while he slept upstairs.
Cash, gold and diamond jewellery worth up to £90million was stolen in the raid, according to The Sun on Sunday.
The billionaire, who left his house flanked by several members of his security detail on Monday, said his property was not insured and updates on the investigation would come from the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, which is leading the probe.
Asked what the latest update was on the investigation, he said: ‘You will have to talk to the Flying Squad. I have no insurance. I’m a victim.’
He then climbed into the back seat of his luxury custom Rolls Royce before being driven away from the Belgravia townhouse.
Among the items taken from Mr Stunt’s home was a number of diamonds, pink, yellow, white and blue ones as well as expensive watches
Petra Ecclestone’s ex-husband James Stunt, 36, has responded angrily to claims that the £90million burglary at his house was a fake
Petra Ecclestone arrived at the family court in London flanked by her sister Tamara yesterday
Petra is being represented at the hearing by Baroness Fiona Shackleton, pictured, who previously acted on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney during his divorce with Heather Mills
Flanked by some of his bodyguards Stunt felt able to enjoy himself in London on Saturday night despite the reported burglary
Mr Stunt also lost some gold bars and cash after the safe containing the valuable was broken into by the thieves
Stunt moved into the Belgravia property in December after his expensive divorce taking numerous cars with him
Stunt told the police that his house, pictured, had been burgled while he slept with cash, gold and gems stolen
A variety of female companions were also seen in Mayfair where Stunt was out on Saturday night
Mr Stunt told police that the Belgravia property, where he moved late last year, had been ‘cleaned out’.
The missing items are said to include Audemars Piguet watches worth up to £500,000 each, including the one that belonged to his late brother, Lee.
Other items taken, according to the Sun, include pink, yellow, white and blue diamond rings, as well as cash, gold bars and his passport.
It was reported that Stunt, whose six year marriage to Ecclestone ended last year, had not yet installed CCTV cameras in the luxury home.
But the businessman still felt able to enjoy himself on Saturday night as he went out in Mayfair surrounded by bodyguards.
Stunt, seen leaving C London in Mayfair on Saturday, told police an astonishing £90million had been stolen from a safe in his basement
Stunt was out at the Italian restaurant in central London surrounded by nine bodyguards
Stunt was seen with an array of female companions as he left the Mayfair restaurant in central London at the weekend
A Metropolitan Police statement said: ‘Police were called at approximately 7.45am on Thursday December 14, 2017, by a man reporting the burglary of jewellery from a house in Westminster.
‘Officers from Westminster attended the scene. The police investigation is being led by officers from the Flying Squad.
‘A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested in December 2017 in connection with the investigation. He has been released under investigation.’
Police did not confirm the identity of the victim or the amount stolen.
Stunt was seen last night leaving the restaurant C London, surrounded by nine bodyguards and accompanied by various female companions.
The Italian restaurant is in Mayfair, not far from Stunt’s new Belgravia home.
He was still wearing his wedding ring as he left the Italian restaurant, despite the break-up of his marriage last year.
Stunt and an unknown woman are pictured in the back of a car on their way to The Box in Soho
Stunt was still wearing his wedding ring despite an ongoing legal battle surrounding the collapse of his marriage to Petra Ecclestone
The billionaire’s staff and bodyguards were spotted piling belongings into the expensive property in Belgravia in December
Ecclestone and Stunt married in a £12million ceremony in an Italian castle in 2011 (pictured)
Last night he was driven by his security people as he and an unknown woman were taken to The Box in Soho
UK’s biggest raids
Great Train Robbery, 1963 – £2.6million
The famous heist saw a gang of robbers stop a mail train and steal what would be worth £46million today.
Brink’s Mat, 1983 – £75million
Six burglars stole three tonnes of gold bullion from a Heathrow airport warehouse. They would be worth £75 million at today’s prices.
Securitas, 2006 – £53million
Burglars bound and gagged Securitas staff as they made off with an astonishing £53million in banknotes.
Graff Diamonds, 2009 – £40million
Two men stole jewellery by posing as potential customers at the shop in New Bond Street, London.
Hatton Garden, 2015 – £25million
A group of older men drilled through a wall to steal jewellery from safety deposit boxes in a 2015 heist.
Stunt moved into the home after the his divorce amid bitter proceedings over the shared £5.5billion fortune of the businessman and Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter at stake.
The couple also shared a £158million mansion in Los Angeles.
Mr Stunt said after the divorce hearing: ‘I am devastated that my marriage has broken down. I love Petra and our children.’
He said the couple’s ‘most important responsibility’ was now ‘being mother and father to our wonderful children’.
Speaking after the hearing, Mr Ecclestone told MailOnline: ‘I’m just glad it’s over. Petra is too. She has been very tolerant and has been concerned about James.’
The couple married in a £12million ceremony in 2011, tying the knot in an Italian castle.
In the divorce proceedings Ecclestone secured the couple’s Grade II-listed mansion in Chelsea, west London, believed to be worth up to £100million.
She was flanked by her Formula One tycoon father and her sister Tamara as she attended a hearing in the latest round of the legal battle last year.
Tamara Ecclestone had shared an image on Instagram on the day of the hearing, telling her sister: ‘Hey little fighter, soon things will be brighter.’
The property is located in the heart of Belgravia and is one of London’s most prestigious and sought after areas
Another of Stunt’s expensive vehicles is pictured as he moved into his new Belgravia home in December
Stunt, 36, was pictured entering the Italian restaurant weeks after he is claimed to have reported the burglary at his home
Stunt was pictured still wearing his wedding ring on his left hand despite his marriage to Petra Ecclestone ending in divorce last year
The wife of businessman Jay Rutland, Tamara lives in a £70million home in Kensington, also in west London.
Petra launched accessories line Stark in 2011 and is believed to have a property portfolio valued at more than £130million, and also stands to inherit from her father Bernie.
The Stunt & Co website says that the billionaire has been involved with ‘highly successful ventures in the gambling, art, mining and transcontinental shipping industries’.
But despite their divorce, Petra and James have vowed to be ‘firm friends’.
Stunt, wearing a grey jumper, was seen walking through the revolving doors behind a blonde woman
Stunt was wearing a dark jacket as he walked out of the restaurant with a blonde companion
The businessman was pictured in Mayfair flanked by nine security guards on all sides
Stunt and various other women were seen at the Mayfair address. He moved to a new house nearby Belgravia last year
One woman was seen getting into a car with Stunt during his night out in London on Saturday