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Katie Price risks more legal action after breaking court rules during appearance for driving while disqualified

You're not allowed to share videos or photos inside court

You'd think Katie Price would've had enough of being in court, but she's risked more legal action, after posting an Instagram video breaking rules.

The former glamour model took to social media as she left Crawley Magistrates Court on Wednesday, following her guilty plea for driving while disqualified.

Katie has visited court twice in two days (Credit: SplashNews)

After her second court appearance of the week, the 40-year-old mum-of-five shared a video through the window, of paps waiting outside for her, asking: "Is this necessary?"

But - as pointed out by The Mirror - it is an offence to take photographs inside any part of a court building.

The TV star posted this shot from inside the court (Credit: officialkatieprice Instagram)

The paper spoke to legal expert David Banks who confirmed: "Taking a photograph anywhere in a court building without permission is an offence under Section 41, Criminal Justice Act 1925, and the penalty is usually a fine of up to £1,000.

Taking a photograph anywhere in a court building without permission is an offence.

"We are seeing lots more prosecutions for this offence nowadays because so many people take their mobiles into court with them and can't resist the 'court selfie' - even though courts have signs up everywhere telling people it's a criminal offence.

Katie seemed more interested in her new hair extensions in the hours after leaving court (Credit: officialkatieprice Instagram)

"You could argue that this picture taken by Ms Price is not as bad, because it is not in the actual courtroom, but nevertheless it is technically a breach of the law."

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The reality star - who is mum to Harvey, 16, Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five, and four-year-old Bunny - was in court where she admitted illegally getting behind the wheel with two of her children in tow.

The mum-of-five admitted driving while banned (Credit: officialkatieprice Instagram)

It followed a six-month ban for speeding last February, when she was caught doing 60mph near her home in Sussex.

Katie handed herself into police last July after she was photographed driving from Gatwick airport with her two youngest children in the back of her car, two weeks before her ban was to be lifted.

In an Instagram statement at the time, Katie claimed she'd got confused and thought her ban had ended.

The I'm A Celebrity star was arrested for drink-driving after her on/off boyfriend Kris Boyson's birthday (Credit: krisboyson Instagram)

She said: "Been on such an emotional rollercoaster the last 6 months and my head has been all over the place, so much so, that I thought my driving ban was up.

"After driving to Harvey's Hospital appointment I have NOW found out that I don't get my license back until 8th August [sic].

Katie drove with kids in the car (Credit: officialkatieprice Instagram)

"With this on my conscience I called the police and reported myself. I've come such a long way and just want easy life now. I have got out of a hole and am finally happy and looking forward to being my old independent self."

Her court appearance comes just two days after she attended a hearing at Bromley Magistrates' Court where she pleaded not guilty to drink driving.

Katie has not had the best start to 2019 (Credit: QuestRedTV Twitter)

District Judge Nigel Dean granted Katie bail until she appears at Bexley Magistrates Court on 25 February.

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