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The company behind the Australian radio station that prank called the London hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge says its ‘deeply saddened’ by the death of the nurse who took the call.

Jacintha Saldanha, a married mother of two, appears to have taken her own life just two days after the DJs, posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, called the King Edward VII Hospital to inquire about Kate Middleton’s condition. The Duchess had been receiving treatment for severe morning sickness.

When the Mel Greig and Michael Christian called, Saldanha patched the hosts through to another nurse, who revealed private health details about the Duchess on the air.

Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns the 2Day FM radio station, said in a statement that the two presenters have been taken off the air until…

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