Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch: Jacintha Saldanha left three notes and hanged herself
She “died days after falling victim to the hoax that targeted the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated”.
What else preceded her death we do not know? Was she teased at work? Was she troubled by other issues? Her legacy is to be the “Royal Prank Call Nurse”.
For the second day running only the Daily Star leads with Kate Middleton, albeit with news of Jacintha. “Hang Hell of Nurse” oozes the front-page headline.
Contact Music: “The Hobbit – Hobbit Stars Salute Absent Duchess Of Cambridge At London Premiere”
Did they? No.
Sir Ian MCKellen, who plays Gandalf the wizard in the blockbuster, led the round of applause and cheers for the Duchess on Wednesday (12Dec12) and asked her husband Prince William to pass on their best wishes…The Prince told the crowds gathered, “She would have loved to have been here if she could.”
Saldanha was found dead three days later. Although police have made no connection between Saldanha’s death and the prank call, people from London to Sydney have assumed she died because of stress from the call.
Herald Sun: “Jacintha Saldanha’s post-mortem ‘secret until inquest’”
Times Colonist: “Adrian Chamberlain column: Furor proof Kate has achieved St. Diana status”
What a grim and humourless society we seem to have become. Not to mention illogical. This week, the most reviled people in the world are a pair of Australian disc jockeys who made a prank phone call…No, they had the temerity to inquire after the health of a royal personage. That’s it. They didn’t cause anyone’s death. If someone commits suicide over a minor breach of security — and despite what monarchists might say, it was minor — then it’s mostly a reflection of that person’s fragile mental health.
He knows. How. Who knows. He just knows.