Sunday, December 23, 2012
KGB Admits it Bugged Royal Family
Soviet spies have admitted using bugging devices on the Royal Family and former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Secret agents from the KGB targeted Princess Margaret in the 1960s, attaching listening aids to her lighter, cigarette case, ashtrays and telephones.
According to the Sunday Express, they homed in on the Princess during a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964.
Until now, Russia has always denied the covert operation, which took place in a hotel, but has now admitted compiling a dossier on the Princess's love affair with Robin Douglas-Home and further relationships with Roddy Llewellyn, Colin Tennant and Dominic Ewes, a painter who later committed suicide.
Spies passed photos, tape recordings and 'most interesting, even scandalous' gossip involving senior royal figures. It is also said agents tried to get information from Margaret's therapist, Kay Kiernan, who also treated the Queen. Intelligence on Prince Phillip was gathered via society osteopath and artist Stephen Ward, who later killed himself at the height of the Profumo affair.
But spies failed in a sting operation on then future leader Harold Wilson, setting up a 'honey trap' for him in a Moscow hotel.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252426/KGB-finally-admits-bugged-Royal-Family.html#ixzz2FtwZUV82
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