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Family of nurse who committed suicide received letter from Prince William


When The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital in 2012 with morning sickness, Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who was treating her, fell victim of a hoax call from two Australian radio DJs. A few days later, Jacintha committed suicide.
Hundreds of people sent letters of condolence to the Saldanha family, including The Duke of Cambridge who wrote to say how saddened he and Catherine were to hear the news of Jacintha’s death.
Ms Saldanha had been duped by a hoax phone call from two DJs at an Australian radio station who had been attempting to pretend to be The Queen and get information about Kate’s health.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Jacintha’s husband, Ben, revealed that he cannot forgive the radio station that set up the prank call which was blamed for her death.
Prince William wrote his letter three weeks after the the death, and said: “Jacintha and her colleagues looked after us both extremely well, and I am just so sorry that someone who cared for others so much found themselves in such a desperate situation.”
In addition to William’s letter to the family, Sarah, The Duchess of York also sent a message that referred to her own mother’s death in 1998.
In a letter to Ms Saldanha’s daughters, Sarah wrote: “I send so much love for your broken heart. I am so sorry you are without your Mummy. I lost mine in a car crash, and it is so final, and you wish you had said Goodbye and said so much.”
The two Australian DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, faced no charges over Jacintha’s death.
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