Princess Diana, Prince Charles

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Did Princess Diana leak private information to a News of the World reporter?

According to Clive Goodman, who worked at the now-defunct paper, the late royal gave him phone numbers of Prince Charles' former staff in an attempt to publicly embarrass him.

Goodman took the stand at the Old Bailey today during the phone hacking trial against several former editors and claimed that the Princess of Wales sent him something known as the Green Book, while she was in the midst of a bitter divorce battle.

"She was at the time going through a very, very tough time," he told the court.

"She told me she wanted me to see this document. She wanted me to see the scale of her husband's staff and household, compared to the staff of others."

He added, "She felt she was in a bitter situation with the Prince of Wales, and she felt she was being swamped by his people, his staff."

Goodman explained how the book arrived at his desk in an envelope but that he most likely wasn't the only one to receive the package from the Princess.

"She was looking for an ally to take him on," he said. "She had relationships with several journalists—she was very close to Richard Kay at the Daily Mail, she was very close to Andrew Morton, and also she had a familiar relationship with Martin Bashir."

According to Goodman, he was also given two more Green Books by Kenneth Stronach, a former valet for Prince Charles.

Goodman's testimony is slated to continue tomorrow.

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