Hospital Nurse Kills Self After Prank Call About Royal Pregnancy
London (CNN) A nurse who was tricked by a morning radio host and gave out information about Prince William’s pregnant wife, Catherine, has committed suicide.
The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the prank call.
Jacintha Saldanha was the person who first took the hoax call and transferred it through to Catherine’s ward, the hospital’s public relations company said.
The Royal Family released a statement about the suicide, “Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”
Some are blaming the Australian radio hosts for the death, “This death is on your conscience,” reads one post. Another says, “Blood on your hands.”