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Tabloid Hacked Kate Middleton's Phone 155 Times

Britain's Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge take their seats at the Australian War Memorial on ANZAC Day in  C
Britain's Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge take their seats at the Australian War Memorial on ANZAC Day in Canberra, Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

(NEWSER) – If hacking is a form of flattery, Kate Middleton ought to be red-faced. Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman admitted hacking the phones of British royals today, telling the court that the now-duchess was first targeted in 2005 as "a figure of increasing importance around the royal family." And it wasn't just casual interest, reports the BBC: Goodman admitted hacking Middleton's phone some 155 times; that compares to 35 times for Prince William, and just nine for the apparently ragingly dull Prince Harry.

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