Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson paid a private investigator to monitor royal phone calls, including one in which Prince Harry asked for help with his homework.
Tabloid Hacked Prince Harry Homework Message, Court Hears
Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/File
March 18, 2014

Via AFP:

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson paid a private investigator to monitor royal phone calls, including one in which Prince Harry asked for help with his homework, Britain's phone-hacking trial heard Tuesday.

Clive Goodman, former royal editor of the Rupert Murdoch tabloid that closed in 2011 at the height of the scandal, told London's Old Bailey court that Coulson approved payments of £500 ($830, 595 euros) a week to Glenn Mulcaire to "monitor" three phones in the royal household.

They belonged to Helen Asprey, an assistant to Princes William and Harry, their private secretar...

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