Last week, the DJs called the London hospital where a pregnant Kate Middleton was convalescing from acute morning sickness and posed as the Queen and Prince Charles.
Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, was the nurse who put the call through to Kate's nurse. It is suspected Saldanha committed suicide on Friday, with her body found near King Edward VII Hospital.
Speaking on an Australia Seven Network show, Greig and Christian were visibly shaken by the events.
Although DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian have gone off the air after news that nurse who took their prank call at Kate Middleton's hospital had died in a suspected suicide, the radio station is not firing them.According to the Daily Mail, Rhys Holleran, the chief executive of Southern Cross Austereo, which owns the station, said that Greig and Christian were “completely shattered” by the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha in the wake of the prank.
A nurse who handled an Australian radio station's prank call regarding Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has died of a suspected suicide, according to reports.
new reports indicate she was a nurse working the switchboard.
Kate Middleton isn’t the only royal targeted by prank callers. Back in 1995, the Queen received a call from DJ Pierre Brassard pretending to be Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
A throng of reporters and photographers greeted Kate Middleton and Prince William as they left King Edward VII Hospital in London on Thursday morning. The pregnant duchess, who was being treated for acute morning sickness, smiled and waved at the crowd as she clutched a small bouquet of yellow flowers.
Prince William and Kate Middleton wanted to wait until Christmas before announcing her pregnancy, but Kate’s acute morning sickness made that impossible.People.com that William informed the Queen, his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince Harry, before his wife was hospitalized Monday. Many of their friends, however, heard the news like the rest of us, when it went public.
The London hospital where a newly pregnant Kate Middleton is convalescing was duped by two Australian radio hosts into releasing personal information about the Duchess of Cambridge.According to the Daily Mail, 2Day FM DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles to obtain medical information about Kate, who is suffering from acute morning sickness.
Rumors are swirling about Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby. Who will be godparents? Will they name the child Diana? Was the Queen upset that the Middletons found out the news first? All this amid news that the Duchess could be expecting twins!Daily Mail, “I rather think they won't have quite so many [godparents as William had] -- perhaps four. Harry would take care of the royal connection and Pippa would take care of the Middleton side.”