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Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide note reveals Kate Middleton prank call nurse blamed radio DJs

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Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide note has revealed that Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who were given details of Kate Middleton’s health by the nurse during a radio hoax, drove her to take her own life.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, directly blamed the radio presenters in a suicide letter found by her hanged body.

The note said: “I hold the Radio Australians Mel Greig and Michael Christian responsible for this act.

“Please make them pay for my mortgage.”

Jacintha Saldanha left the handwritten note in her living quarters close to King Edward VII’s Hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for acute morning sickness last year.

The nurse took her own life last December- just three days after she transferred the hoax call to a ward nurse.


It had been thought that Jacintha Saldanha was unhappy with how the hospital treated her after falling victim to the prank call.

But she exonerates the hospital from any responsibility in the letter and points the finger of blame at the 2Day FM presenters.

Jacintha Saldanha, a mother-of-two, addressed the message to her managers at the exclusive London hospital.

She said: “Please accept my apologies. I am truly sorry. Thank you for all your support.”

Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide note has revealed that Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian drove her to take her own life

Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide note has revealed that Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian drove her to take her own life

An inquest into Jacintha Saldanha’s death was due to begin this week but has been delayed. The nurse was found hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe in her bedroom on December 7.

Jacintha Saldanha shared a home in Bristol, UK, with her husband Benedict Barboza, 49, and their two children, Junal, 17, and Lisha, 14.

She had been working in England for ten years but was said to be having problems working at King Edward VII.

It has been revealed Jacintha Saldanha had been taking anti-depressants for nine months after attempting suicide twice in 2011.

She was closely monitored as a high-suicide risk but her employers were unaware of this.

Radio DJ Mel Greig has not returned to work since the hoax call was broadcast in December.

She made the call with co-host Michael Christian, who has since taken a lower profile job at a Melbourne station.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian were sent death threats and hate mail in the aftermath of the prank call.

The radio presenters rang the hospital impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and asked questions about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy.

Southern Cross Austereo, which owns the radio station, has offered to pay 500,000 AUD into a trust fund for Jacintha Saldanha’s family.

Labour MP Keith Vaz spoke on behalf of Jacintha Saldanha’s family.

He said: “The forthcoming inquest will hopefully provide answers for the family and for them time will represent closure.”

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