New evidence that Princess Diana leaked royal phone book to media arises in phone-hacking trail

By Rebekah Penner ,

It seems the royal family might not have known the royal truth. In the ongoing phone-hacking trial held in London, new evidence was released Thursday stating that Princess Diana leaked the royal phone book to the former News of the World editor, Clive Goodman as a way of looking for an ally in the press.

After becoming separated from the Prince of Wales, Charles, in 1992, the princess released the information as a part of her struggle with her estranged husband reported USA Today.

According to Goodman, the princess sent the book over to the newspaper office and then contacted him to ensure he got it.

"She told me she wanted me to see this book, she wanted me to see the scale of her husband's staff and household, compared to the scale of hers,” Goodman told the court according to the BBC.

Contrary to his story, Goodman is accused of paying police for royal phone books and was first arrested in 2006 after being suspected of hacking the voicemails of royal aides to Prince William and Prince Henry, Diana’s sons.

After being put in jail for a short time in 2007, he is on trial for alleged conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, however he denies the charge.

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