Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was the victim of phone-hacking 155 times, the former royal editor of closed tabloid the News Of The World has revealed.Clive Goodman - a defendant at the ongoing phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey - admitted he first illegally accessed Duchess Kate's voicemail in December 2005, listening to messages on December 21st, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Under cross-examination, he said: "She was a figure of increasing importance around the royal family.
"There were discussions about her and Prince William marrying, moving in, settling down. She started to receive semi-royal status and things were moving on."
Meanwhile, he also revealed he hacked Sarah Ferguson's personal assistant's phone 160 times.
"I'm really not the slightest bit proud of this," he said. "I don't want anyone to think I'm not ashamed."
Goodman is one of seven defendants currently on trial at the Old Bailey for phone-hacking.
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