Prince William Called Kate Middleton ‘Babykins’ in Hacked Conversation

Prosecutors said for the first time Thursday that then-girlfriend Middleton's phone was hacked.

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Staff at the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World hacked the phone of Prince William’s now-wife Kate Middleton, prosecutors said for the first time Thursday.

Prosecutors said messages on the Duchess of Cambridge’s phone were found at the home of the newspaper’s royal editor and an affiliated private investigator in 2006, Reuters reports. In one message, Prince William, training at the time to be a military officer, told Middleton, who was then his girlfriend, that he “nearly got shot” with blanks. In another, he addresses her with the pet name “babykins.”

Staff also allegedly tapped into the phone of Prince Harry. In a message left for him that was read in court Thursday, older brother Prince William puts on a high voice pretending to be his sibling’s then-girlfriend Chelsy Davy, Reuters reports.

Seven people are on trial for multiple offenses, including conspiracy to illegally intercept voicemails, charges they all deny. The hacking scandal led to the closure of the News of the World in 2011.

[Reuters]

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74 comments
LazyKins
LazyKins

How many days is this non-news going to go on ?  Do you know that hundreds of elderly people are DYING every day now in Britain, because they can't afford to heat their homes ????  And the news blabs about Waity and Willy, the two parasite losers with no jobs. Why can't the Queen make sure that her elderly people don't die of cold ??? That family doesn't CARE. They own 1/6 of this planet, no joke it's a fact...don't think they aren't powerful. And yet old people are allowed to die in freezing cold in their own homes.

Ken Aliliran
Ken Aliliran

Wtf. Think. There are more important news.

Michael Gundro
Michael Gundro

like this if you prefer porn than their sex tape

Serenity Bednar
Serenity Bednar

This is extremely welcome after having to endure Prince Charles treating Princess Diana like a dog! Thank you, God, that Prince William is classy and knows how to love a woman!

Sammy Yousef
Sammy Yousef

Want to know my pet name for you facebook drivel? Gone

Aditya Karkera
Aditya Karkera

Pretty adorable is not a bad nickname if you ask me.

Ricky Ric
Ricky Ric

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Ameya Pendse
Ameya Pendse

Time, don't degrade yourself to the garbage I am forced to read at the airport when I'm in transit.

Roosha Mirage
Roosha Mirage

Really, Time? Remember when you were good? What the hell kind of news is this?

Oluwatosin Egbodoku
Oluwatosin Egbodoku

Cool though..Global gleaming glittering gragarious TIME MAGAZINE: ..

Raouf Wani
Raouf Wani

yeah. And these are ones who decide person of the year. What crap.

Katie Wong
Katie Wong

same feeling. esp on social network front. the tone of voice has changed to be more casual recently.

Stuart Morle
Stuart Morle

An improvement on his father's 'I want to be your tampon', I suppose.

Arch Homs
Arch Homs

break news is this or what???

Megan Fothergill
Megan Fothergill

Lets not jump straight to the Nazi comments, Hitler wasn't to terrible originally and was doing a great job of boosting Germanys economy after the devastating treaty of Versailles. Also, is this really the place for stupid arguments?

Raouf Wani
Raouf Wani

Sometimes i feel like TIME is hacked by The Sun.

Erick Octavio Lizarraga
Erick Octavio Lizarraga

Seriously is this really something we need to know. How about some real news to feed our brains

Hoda Sayed Elsheref
Hoda Sayed Elsheref

مجلة مسيسة بعيدة كل البعد عن الديمقراطية تتبع الحكومة وسياستها العار كل العار علي هذه المجلة وطظ 100 مرة لن ننتظر هذه المجلة لتكريم قائدنا وزعيمنا الفريق عبدالفتاح السيسي فهو في قلب 90 مليون مصري وكرمه90 مليون مصري

Leul Yohannes
Leul Yohannes

Like this if you think this last person is seeking secondary recognition from those who are sensitized by trolling.

Umar Toor
Umar Toor

I wonder if this means that what the NSA in the US is doing could lead to intercontinental difficulties far more significantly effect the global economy. Because every knows that only news papers collect information....

Sharla Conner
Sharla Conner

Time... The same people that gave "Man of the Year" award to Adolph Hitler in 1939 has the audacity to LIE about what Phil Robertson said in an interview......The element of the interview Time is grossly misinterpreting is Phil’s commentary on the erosion of morality in American culture. Phil explained that he believes one of the greatest problems facing the nation today is the fact that, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine.” When he was directly asked to elaborate, Phil casually explained, one specific sin being mainstreamed and normalized is homosexuality. Phil ardently believes he gets his perspective from the Bible, which he argues, calls homosexuality an unnatural, unholy, and unclean lifestyle that does not lead people closer to God, but further away. He makes his case using the crystal clear words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 6:8-10 (NIV): “…Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men,nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God?” In short, Phil said he thinks homosexuality is wrong because he loves Jesus and wants to live by His standard of holiness, which yes, does include refusing to accept homosexuality as a legitimate expression of physical intimacy. At no time did terrorism enter the conversation; nor, did Phil ever say he invented the concept of gay living being immoral –he simply acknowledged that he understands why God says it’s immoral. - See more at: http://www.libertynews.com/2013/12/time-magazine-attacks-duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-alleging-that-he-compared-homosexuality-to-terrorism/#sthash.Q5o9zAvi.dpuf

Billy Blair
Billy Blair

Could care less but I don't know how!

Dainéal Cushen
Dainéal Cushen

Knowing whatever the answer totally benefits mankind. This is terrible journalism.

LazyKins
LazyKins

That was a short message in 2006. You have no idea what goes on now.   And during those days that  included 2006, Prince William dumped Waity whenever he saw anyone else that he fancied, and had women like Isabella Calthorpe accepted him, there would be no Middletons mucking around at the palace. I'm tired of the "fairytale" B.S.  It took almost 10 years for Waity and her mother to bag William.

LazyKins
LazyKins

??? LOL. Waity is not very private so I doubt she minds. Going buck naked on a balcony and flashing her privates all the time, can't keep her dress down. Don't worry about her. She's a dedicated Exhibitionist.

LazyKins
LazyKins

It's "Lazykins and Bald Willy".

LazyKins
LazyKins

Waity likes to keep the news on herself. You bet they hold back press on the other royals, Middleton thinks she's it all by herself.

LazyKins
LazyKins

Go find yourself a goat.