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Murdoch tabloid spied on Prince William

2011-11-08 22:36

London - The BBC says a private investigator working for Rupert Murdoch's News of the World conducted surveillance on politicians, celebrities and Prince William.

The broadcaster said on Tuesday that the private eye, Derek Webb, spied on the prince, dozens of other prominent people and even the parents of "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe.

The BBC said the surveillance of Prince William took place in 2006.

On Monday the newspaper's parent company acknowledged that it had spied on two lawyers who represent alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking.

News International said the surveillance had not been illegal but was "deeply inappropriate".

The company had no immediate comment on Tuesday.

William's office declined to comment on security matters.