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UK phone hacking victims

Published 10:17 PM ET, Thu December 19, 2013
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Kate Middleton is the latest victim to be revealed in the United Kingdom's phone hacking scandal. A prosecutor told a London court on December 19 that Middleton's phone was hacked while she was dating Prince William in a trial of the newspaper's executives of the defunct News of the World tabloid, according to the British Press Association. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
The scandal came to light in November 2005, when British tabloid News of the World printed a story about Prince William injuring his knee. Royal officials realized that it could only have been sourced by the illegal interception of Prince William's mobile phone voice mail and complained to the police. CNN
On July 4, 2011, it is revealed that News of the World journalists possibly hacked into missing teenager Milly Dowler's voice mail in 2002 and deleted messages to free space, causing her parents to believe she was still alive. The family receives a claim payment of 2 million pounds ($3.3 million). family photo
Actor Hugh Grant is one of the most outspoken victims of the hacking scandal and has campaigned for tougher regulation of the media. Grant testified in the Leveson Inquiry into journalistic ethics that opened in November 2011 and later settled for an undisclosed amount. Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Actress Sienna Miller won a court case on April 5, 2011, to access phone records to see if her phone had been hacked and later recieved a settlement of 100,000 pounds ($163,550). AFP/Getty Images
Elle McPherson was one of the many celebrities named as a hacking victim. Clive Goodman, the royal correspondent to the News of the World who was jailed for the scandal, admitted hacking into the messages of MacPherson as well as members of the royal household. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/File
Singer Charlotte Church was paid 600,000 pounds ($981,300) over the scandal. Church's lawyer Mike Brookes said in court that News of the World "targeted Charlotte and her voice mail messages repeatedly," obtained her personal medical information starting when she was 16, violated the privacy of her parents' voice mail and "coerced" Church's mother into giving them an interview. Getty Images
Actor Jude law received a payment of 130,000 pounds ($212,615). In a statement read outside the High Court by his legal team, Law called the behavior of News of the World "appalling" and said he had brought legal proceedings "to try to find out the truth." ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images
Sadie Frost, ex-wife of Jude Law, received a payment of 50,000 pounds ($81,775) as a result of the scandal. Tim Whitby/Getty Images/FILE
Actor Christopher Eccleston received an undisclosed amount as part of a mass settlement of lawsuits in February 2013. LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images
Israeli magician Uri Geller also received an undisclosed amount in February 2013. DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Steve Coogan received 40,000 pounds ($65,420) plus legal costs as a settlement from a lawsuit involving the News of the World's hacking. Larry Busacca/Getty Images
News Group Newspapers pays a 700,000-pound ($1.1 million) settlement to soccer executive Gordon Taylor in June 2008. Neil Mockford/Getty Images/FILE
Celebrity public relations agent Max Clifford dropped his lawsuit against the News of the World in March 2010 for a payment of more than 1 million pounds ($1.6 million). Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/FILE
News of the World paid out 45,000 pounds ($73,598) plus costs to politician Simon Hughes in February 2012. Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images/FILE
Former sports agent Sky Andrew received 75,000 pounds ($122,662) plus costs from News of the World in February 2012. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images/FILE
Former lawmaker George Galloway also received a payout in February 2012, receiving 25,000 pounds ($40,887) plus costs. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former communications director, was paid costs and undisclosed damages after the publisher apologizes for intercepting phone messages. Getty Images/File
Rugby player Gavin Henson was paid 40,000 pounds ($65,420). Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Former British deputy prime minister John Prescott was paid 40,000 pounds ($65,420). JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images