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Royal family in phone tap scandal

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Royal family in phone tap scandal


Britain’s royal family is once again at the centre of an eavesdropping scandal. Police arrested three men on suspicion of intercepting calls – one has now been released on bail. So far no charges have been brought against the men. If its true this will not be the first time the royals have been targeted. Before they were married, highly intimate and sometimes embarrassing details of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ affair were made public. One of the trio being held by police is the royal correspondent for the top selling Sunday paper, The News of the World.

Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorism branch is leading the investigation. If found guilty the suspects could face up to two years in prison. The probe is not only looking into the royal family’s calls. There is speculation that the tapping may have also targeted government ministers and celebrities.

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