Hacking Trial: Princes’ voicemail messages ‘were hacked’

The private voicemails of princes William and Harry were both accessed by the now defunct News of the World, the phone-hacking trial has heard.

Prince William was officer training at Sandhurst at the time he left one of the messages. In one message William called Kate Middleton “babykins” and in another that he was almost shot with blanks.

An unnamed male also left a message for Prince Harry impersonating his then girlfriend Chelsey Davey.

It is the first time the jury has heard that the Duchess of Cambridge’s phone had been hacked.

Prince William was officer training at Sandhurst in 2006 when he said he “nearly got shot” with blank rounds during a training exercise in Aldershot.

Former NoW editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are on trial with five others accused of a number of offences, which they all deny, including conspiracy to illegally intercept voicemails.

In another message played to the court, Prince William said he was going “beagling”, or hunting with dogs, and invited his future wife to go with him.

A message from Prince William left on the duchess’s phone was discovered at the house of Clive Goodman, then royal editor at the News of the World in 2006, prosecutor Andrew Edis told the Old Bailey.

 

 

Source : bbc news

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