By Chris Irvine
02 Sept 2009
Detective Chief Superintendent Philip Williams, from the Metropolitan
Police, raised the possibility at the Commons Culture, Media and Sport
When asked if he suspected journalists had hacked into the princes'
mobile phones, Mr Williams told the committee: "Yes, I think they may
well have done."
Former News of the World Royal editor Clive Goodman was jailed for four
months in 2007 after admitting hacking into hundreds of messages on
mobile phones belonging to aides of the Royal Family. Glenn Mulcaire, a
private investigator was also sent to prison for his involvement in the
The two men had made 609 calls to retrieve private messages from mobile
phones belonging to the princes' personal secretary, private secretary
and The Prince of Wales' communications secretary.
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