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British journalist admits to hacking into Kate Middleton's phone 155 times
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A former News of the World editor admitted today that he hacked the voicemails of three members from the British royal family, including Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, nearly 200 times since 2005.

Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing the voicemail inboxes of aides close to the royal family, told a London court that he tapped into their phones in search of stories for the now-shuttered tabloid. He said he hacked Middleton's phone 155 times, Prince William's phone 35 times, and Prince Harry's phone nine times.

Several of Rupert Murdoch's former news editors are being tried for charges of hacking into the voicemails of celebrities and politicians. Goodman and six others have all pleaded not guilty. This is the first time the jury has heard of the royal family's phone being hacked, noted BBC News.

- - Jordan Valinsky
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