Kate Middleton.. on target list.
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Prince William's wife Kate Middleton on News' hacking list

PRINCE William's wife Catherine featured on a list of targets drawn up by a British phone-hacker employed by Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct tabloid the News of the World, a trial heard today.

Prosecutors said the Duchess of Cambridge and London Mayor Boris Johnson were among 18 names on a handwritten page titled "Target Evaluation" that was found at private investigator Glenn Mulcaire's home when he was arrested in 2006.

Mulcaire was jailed for phone hacking in 2007, and pleaded guilty to a further offence of hacking ahead of the high-profile trial at London's Old Bailey.

Eight defendants are on trial in the case, including former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson. They all deny the charges, which arise from the scandal that shut the News of the World in July 2011.

The trial, which began late last month, had already heard that News of the World journalists listened to mobile phone voicemails left by second-in-line to the throne Prince William and his younger brother Prince Harry.

More on this story at NZ Herald