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    UK - Nurse duped by prankster regarding royal, found dead.

    http://www.canoe.ca/Canoe/Royal/news.../20415476.html

    "The death, which police said they were treating as unexplained, comes days after the King Edward VII hospital apologized after falling for the call from an Australian radio station and relaying details about Kate’s condition.

    “It is with very deep sadness that we confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha,” the hospital said in a statement.

    “We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her,” the statement said.

    Police said they had been called at 9:35 a.m. (0935 GMT) about a woman found unconscious at an address near the hospital. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff"
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    Kate and William 'deeply saddened' as 'excellent' nurse who put through Australian DJs' hoax call is found dead in suspected suicide
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

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    Prank Call results in Nurse Suicide (Called Regarding Kate Middleton)


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    This is so sad. As I said elsewhere, maybe she was threatened with being reported to the draconian NMC. I read that she was Filipina, maybe looking at losing her livelihood and her citizenship.
    All for the sake of an idiotic prank
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    So sad. Will shock jocks never learn?
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    As if hard working nurses did not have enough stress to deal with besides taking stupid calls, not to mention the ADDED STRESS for the expectant Mom!

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    Telegraph:
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    2Day FM presenters Michael Christian and Mel Greig will not be broadcasting until further notice, station says

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    This is so tragic. While I think that falling victim to such a widely publicized hoax would be a terrible thing to endure, this nurse must have had some underlying issues to take her life over it. My heart goes out to her family and to all involved.

    It seems that the Palace was not overly concerned and was supportive of the hospital and the nurse, and I'm sure the DJ's meant to no harm.

    It's just very very sad all around.
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    I thought the same thing when I read that she had passed. There must have been other things that troubled this woman for her to take such a drastic measure. Unless of course she worried that she would be fired and then couldn't support herself and her family (I didn't see anywhere that she had children).

    Very sad. The DJ's must feel horrible. It was a stupid thing to do but who would have thought that they would have been given so much information. Possibly they could have let the nurse in on the joke before she started giving information, or just hung up.


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    Jacintha Saldanha culture i believe would make her find shame difficult, so very sad, i'm sure there were some repremands around the hospital, she felt foolish, so sad.
    Sad for Kate too. JMO

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    In case others were wondering too....here is a recording of the call. Really not all that scandalous though it is amazing that the hospital believed them.

    I really don't understand why the DJ's were getting so much hate mail, this is what DJ's do and this prank wasn't even cruel. It is actually pretty funny especially when the woman says "When can we visit? Being the Queen I need to catch a lift....Charles you drive me?"

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    while it would be a sick prank i almost wish the news would report the nurse's suicide was a retaliation prank on the DJs. "to teach them a lesson" but i know it probably isn't going to happen.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    ---
    “It would be open to the Attorney General to consider the possibility of a prosecution for treason.

    “To impersonate the monarch is to suggest that you are the monarch and the true monarch doesn’t exist.”

    The crime — which has been on the books since the reign of Henry IV — extends to citizens of Commonwealth countries including Australia.
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    Doubt they'll be charged. But it is actually a crime. Henry IV ruled 1367-1413.

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    Under that rule of law (above), the pretenders to the throne Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck were prosecuted, and executed. It was a rule extended in 1701 to include treason against the monarchy through corresponding with James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, in France.

    Would like to see the pair prosecuted, in a way. Let's see who's quite so jolly then.

    Pretenders (Wiki)

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