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Duchess of Cambridge hoax call nurse found dead

The Duke and Duchess and Cambridge have expressed their deep sadness at the death of a nurse who took a hoax call about the duchess's condition.

The King Edward VII hospital, where the duchess was treated earlier this week for extreme morning sickness, said Jacintha Saldanha was an excellent and well respected nurse who had been the victim of a hoax call.

Two DJs from a Sydney-based radio station were unwittingly given medical details after telephoning the hospital on Tuesday, posing as the Queen and Prince Charles.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 07 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK