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Tabloid Received Royal Directories From Princess Diana

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03/17/2014 2:09 am
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Tabloid Received Royal Directories From Princess Diana
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Kate McHale

Staff Writer


Even though Princess Diana has not been on this earth for almost 17 years, she still seems to be in the middle of drama every now and then. Rupert Murdoch’s non-operational tabloid News of the World let the court know that Lady Di released her royal directory to him in order to get revenge on Prince Charles. Clive Goodman, was jailed in 2007 for retrieving voicemails of senior royal aides, stated the directory contained the phone numbers of senior members of Britain’s royal home.  This book was delivered to the office in 1992, right about the time that the Princess was getting irritated with her soon to be ex-husband. Goodman is now on trial for illegal payments to police officers in hopes of obtaining royal household telephone directories.  In court, he was questioned about a “green book,” which dated back to 1992.  This was not the only directory found in Goodman’s possession upon his arrest police found 15 directories.  In response to the question about the book Goodman responded, “It arrived at the office in an envelope with my name on it," he said, adding he received a call from Diana later to check he had received it.  She was at the time going through a very tough time.  She told me she wanted me to see this document to see the scale of her husband's staff and household compared to hers," Goodman expressed to the court.
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At the time Diana gave Goodman the directory, she was very close with many different journalists.  He states that she hoped to use News of the World as an ally against the Prince.  Goodman continued to expand on the whole situation, “She felt she was in a very bitter situation at the time.  She felt she was being swamped by the people close to him and his household.  She was looking for an ally to take him on to show the kind of forces ranged against her." Goodman did refute that he paid for any of the directories that were on his possession upon his arrest.  He even went as far as to talk about former media chief for Prime Minister David Cameron, Andy Coulson was "quite bullying, menacing.”  Coincidentally Coulson resigned soon after Goodman as arrested in 2007.  It was though Coulson authorized Goodman’s illegal payments.  This trial has the potential to turn up more information. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!


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