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The News of the World found out Prince Harry's then girlfriend Chelsy Davy was bombarding him with calls and texts when he was training at Sandhurst, an Old Bailey jury has heard - reports Sky News.

The royal editor of the now-defunct tabloid, Clive Goodman, sent an email to editor Andy Coulson in August 2005 saying she was "blitzing" him with messages. In the email Goodman wrote: "He's not allowed to use his mobile at Sandhurst until he's off duty but she's blitzing him with dozens of calls and texts when he should be concentrating on his training." Prince Harry could only listen to the calls when he had finished his training duties at 10pm, the email said.

The court heard the News of the World used phone hacking to get stories about the royals, including a claim that Harry broke rules at Sandhurst by asking an aide for help with an essay. Jurors were told that a story titled "Harry's aide helps out on Sandhurst exams" came from a voicemail illegally accessed by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire for Goodman. Harry had left the voicemail for his private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.

Goodman, 56, from Addlestone, Surrey, and Coulson, 45, from Charing, Kent, face two allegations that they conspired together and with other unknown people to commit misconduct in public office between August 31, 2002 and January 31, 2003, and between January 31, 2005 and June 3, 2005. Coulson is also accused of conspiring to hack phones between October 3, 2000 and August 9, 2006.

That charge is also faced by former News of the World and Sun editor Rebekah Brooks, 45, of Churchill, Oxfordshire; Ian Edmondson, 44, of Raynes Park, south west London and former managing editor Stuart Kuttner, 73, of Woodford Green, Essex.

Brooks faces a further two counts of conspiring with others to commit misconduct in public office - one between January 1, 2004 and January 31, 2012, and the other between February 9, 2006 and October 16, 2008 - linked to alleged inappropriate payments to public officials.

She is also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice - once with her former personal assistant Cheryl Carter, 49, of Chelmsford, Essex, between July 6 and 9 2011, and with her husband, Charles Brooks, and former News International head of security Mark Hanna and others between July 15 and July 19, 2011.

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