(LONDON) — British newspapers revealed on Tuesday that the nurse who killed herself last Friday after taking a prank call at the hospital where Kate Middleton had been staying left a suicide note for her family.
The contents of the note allegedly written by Jacintha Saldanha have not been revealed but her husband, Ben Barboza, has demanded that the staff at King Edward VII Hospital give him and his two children the circumstances behind his wife’s death.
Saldanha, 46, was the senior nurse on duty when she passed along a call made by two Australian disc jockeys who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles inquiring about the welfare of the Duchess of Cambridge, who was being treated at the hospital for acute morning sickness.
Keith Vaz, a member of parliament who is looking into Saldanha’s death, agreed that “What the family needs are the full facts.”
Since the suicide, the two disc jockeys have been fired, their show cancelled and the company that owns Australian radio station 2Day FM has pledged over $515,000 to a fund set up for Saldanha’s family.
Meanwhile, there were also reports that Middleton is again experiencing acute morning sickness from her pregnancy, although as of Wednesday she had not returned to the hospital.
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Andreas Preuss, CNN
Susan Scutti, CNN