Goodman: Coulson asked me to admit I was a lone wolf

Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman has told the Old Bailey he was "hung out to dry" after his arrest. In a meeting with Andy Coulson, he said his boss allegedly tried to convince him to admit he was a "lone wolf".

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Prince William's phone message to Kate 'was recorded'

A phone message from Prince William to Kate Middleton arranging for them to meet was intercepted by a private investigator working for the News of the World, the hacking trial was told today.

A phone message from Prince William to Kate Middleton was intercepted, the hacking trial was told today. Credit: PA

The message recorded by Glenn Mulcaire was of William arranging to leave Sandhurst to meet his then-girlfriend, the Old Bailey heard. It was found on a micro-cassette in former royal editor Clive Goodman's flat.

Goodman, 56, was asked about the recording during his third day in the witness box. His lawyer, David Spens QC, read out relevant parts of a police transcript on the tape dated February 23 2006.

In it, William says: "Hopefully I should be able to leave by seven at the latest."

Later in the message he repeats: "Planning on definitely coming out by sevenish so I will be with you by eight at the latest."

Mr Spens asked Goodman: "How did this voice message from Prince William to Kate Middleton come to be on a micro-cassette?" Goodman replied: "This was originally recorded by Glenn Mulcaire."

Goodman admitted phone hacking and was sentenced in 2007. He denies conspiring to commit misconduct in a public

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