Private investigator apologises to Prince Harry, admits to hacking Chelsy Davy's phone

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Princes William and Harry are the topic of a new bombshell documentary by the BBC.

The Princes and the Press reveals new details about the royal family's relationship with the press, and claims the palace insiders fed the media negative stories about Harry and Meghan.

In a statement, Queen Elizabeth, Charles and William have since slammed the claims as "overblown and unfounded".

READ MORE | Royal family slams 'overblown and unfounded claims' in bombshell BBC documentary

The documentary also sees private investigator Gavin Burrows admit to targeting Prince Harry, People reports.

"I was basically part of a group of people who robbed him of his normal teenage years," he said, adding the media culture in the early 2000s was "ruthless", particularly during the time the royal had been dating Chelsy Davy.

"There was a lot of voicemail hacking going on, there was a lot of surveillance work on her phones, on her comms. Chelsy would brag to her friends when she was going to see him," he said during the documentary, further admitting to digging into the Zimbabwean businesswoman's medical records, including whether she had sexually transmitted diseases or abortions.

He said he was "very sorry" for what he'd done as he said the royal had become "the new Diana". 

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