By now you’ve doubtless all heard the tragic news about the suspected suicide of the Royal nurse who inadvertently fell victim to a prank call staged by two Australian DJ’s, Mel Greig and Michael Christian.

The lady in question was 42-year-old mother of two Jacintha Saldanha. Saldanha worked at the King Edward VII hospital where newly expectant mom, Kate Middleton was being treated for severe morning sickness. Greig and Christian called up the hospital and pretended – with very bad accents – to be the Queen and Prince Charles. Saldanha can be heard at the start of the call as the DJ’s attempt to find out about Kate’s condition and make some (pretty feeble) jokes along the way.

The prank caused a storm of controversy that has now turned deadly serious following the nurse’s suicide. Greig and Christan have taken themselves off the air, the radio station that broadcast the call is coming under intense pressure and there is even talk of lawsuits – and even criminal charges. At the end of the day no-one really knows what was going on in Saldanha’s life or what really caused her to take her own life – but it’s not hard to connect the More >