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Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch: narcissistic Mel and Michael weep on camera for baby Jacintha Windsor

by | 10th, December 2012

KATE Middleton pregnancy watch: Day 8 of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy  Royal baby named after Jacintha Saldanha; Mel Greig and Michael Christian weep on the telly:

The front pages


The Sun : “Pregnant Kate has sickness relapse”

Daily Telegraph : “Setback for Duchess as he condition takes turn for the worse”


Daily Mirror : “Royal Hoax Suicide FURY OF NURSE’S HUSBAND He’s angry at hospital over Jacintha’s death”

i : “Kate hoax nurse daughter pay tribute to mother”

Daily Star:  “Prank DJs’ witch hunt”

Daily Express : “British Police may quiz prank DJs after nurse’s ‘suicide'”

The Guardian : “DJs may face Met over nurse death. London police make contact with Australia over hoax call investigation”


Daily Mail : “Hoaxed Nurse Died of Shame”

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BBC : “Duchess hoax: Australian presenters ‘gutted and heartbroken'”

Mel Greig and Michael Christian wept as they said “not a minute goes by where we don’t think about her family”.

They chose to do this on the telly, on Australian TV shows Today Tonight and A Current Affair programme (note to Aussie telly bosses: get better names for your shows). Is televised regret the same as private remorse?

Highlights are:

Michael Christian : “When we thought about making a call it was going to go for 30 seconds we were going to be hung up on, and that was it. As innocent as that.'”

Mel Greig : “We thought a hundred people before us would’ve tried it. We thought it was such a silly idea and the accents were terrible and not for a second did we expect to speak to Kate let alone have a conversation with anyone at the hospital. We wanted to be hung up on.”

On hearing of the nurse’s death:

MG: “It was the worst phone call I’ve ever had in my life.”

MC : “Shattered, gutted, heartbroken and obviously you know. Our deepest sympathies are with the family and the friends.”

MG : “There’s not a minute that goes by where we don’t think about her family and what they must be going through, and the thought that we may have played a part in that is gut-wrenching.”

MC : “Prank calls are made every day, on every radio station in every country, around the world and they have been for a long time and no-one could’ve imagined this to happen.”

MG : “Unfortunately I remember that moment very well because I haven’t stopped thinking about it since it happened and I remember my first question was ‘Was she a mother?'”

MG : “The accents were terrible. You know it was designed to be stupid. We were never meant to get that far from the little corgis barking in the background we obviously wanted it to be a joke. If we played any involvement in her death then we’re very sorry for that. And time will only tell.”

From mea culpa and shattered to “if”.

MG : “There’s nothing that can make me feel worse than what I feel right now. And for what I feel for the family. We’re so sorry that this has happened to them.”

And you said so on the telly. ‘Cos that’s entertainment.

Sky News has a few more quotes. The DJs words come over as horrible self-serving and narcissistic:

MG : “I have thought about this a million times in my head, that I just wanted to reach out to them and just give them a big hug and say sorry. I hope they [Jacintha

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