From US Weekly:
Ever wonder what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge call each other in private? Apparently so did the News of the World, the disgraced former British tabloid, currently in the midst of a major lawsuit in which it is accused of hacking the phones of several prominent leaders and personalities, including Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.
On Dec. 19, Middleton’s private messages from Prince William, her then-boyfriend, in 2006 were played in the court room.
“Babykins, just tried ringing you, hope you’re alright,” William said in one message.
This is the first time it’s been confirmed that Middleton’s phone was hacked by News of the World. Another message reveals he nearly got shot during his officer training at Sandhurst in 2006.
“Hi baby. Um, sorry, I’ve just got back off my night navigation exercise,” he said in a new message. “I’ve been running around the woods of Aldershot chasing shadows and getting horribly lost, and I walked into some other regiment’s ambush, which was slightly embarrassing because I nearly got shot. Not by live rounds, but by blank rounds, which would have been very embarrassing, though.”
Another message was played from the voicemail of Prince Harry, left by an unnamed male using a high-pitched voice to impersonate Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
“You are the best looking ginger I have ever seen!” the voice, thought to be Prince William, said. “It’s lovely out here in Africa and hopefully I’ll see you very soon you big hairy fat ginger.”
The Queen hosted her annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance with conflicting reports as to whether or not Prince George joined the festivities. The most notable absence from the gathering was Prince Harry who is on his way back to the UK after his South Pole trek.
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Cressida Bonas, Princess Bearice, and Dave Clark all attended the wedding of Jake Warren– the Queen’s racing manager’s son–and Zoe Stewart on Saturday afternoon in London.
It was announced yesterday that the race to the south pole with the charity, Walking with the Wounded, has been suspended due to safety concerns. So instead of racing, all of the participants will work together and head to the south pole as one team. They are expected to reach their destination by the end of this next week.
On Wednesday, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, and his current love, Cressida Bonas, attended the same carol service in London. The carol concert was in memory of Prince Harry’s good friend, Henry van Straubenzee, who died at the age of 18 just before Christmas 2002 in a car accident. The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole, was also in attendance.
After a delay due to inclement weather, Prince Harry and the rest of the group were able to fly to Russia’s Novolazarevskaya Station on Antarctica. The group will stay there for a few nights to acclimate before beginning the trek itself.