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Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch: Jacintha Saldanha was the ‘greatest public sorrow’ of 2012

by | 15th, December 2012

KATE Middleton Pregnancy Watch Day 14 of the Duchess of Cambridge womb news round-up:

Parade : “Kate’s Pregnancy: Why Are We So Obsessed?”

Because it sells magazines?

What of Jacintha Saldanha?

Indian Express : “Family of royal hoax nurse tell of ‘unfillable void’

Wiping away tears outside London’s Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral where the family attended mass, her husband Benedict said “part of me has been ripped out”.

“The events of the past week have shattered our lives and we barely have the strength to withstand the grief and sorrow,” he told reporters, thanking William and Kate for kind words as well as Prime Minister David Cameron for a message of condolence.

“Nineteen years of togetherness with a strong bond of affection and understanding will be cherished forever in my life. Your loss is a very painful one and nobody can take that place in my life ever again. I love you and miss you forever.” Her children Lisha, 14, and Junal, 16, spoke of a generous mother who had worked tirelessly to provide for them.

“The house is an empty dwelling without your presence. We are shattered and there is an unfillable void in our lives,” Lisha said. “We love you mum, sleep in peace and please watch over us until we meet again in heaven.”

Deccan Chronicle : “Tearful Shirve waits for Jacintha”

The body of Jacintha Sald­a­nha, the Indian-origin nurse, who died after being duped by a prank call to a UK hospital treating a pre­g­nant Princess Kate, was on Friday flown to India.

The Star (Canada): “Talking Points: Hang the prankster DJs?”

Jacintha Saldanha was found hanged.

Matthew Parris (Times):

As the year moves towards its close, I nominate Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide as having given in 2012 the greatest sorrow to the greatest number. As a single event I believe it caused more tears to prick more eyes, more individual and spontaneous moments of dejection, more small shadows of sadness passing however briefly over more ordinary lives than any other national or international tragedy — whatever objective claim those bigger tragedies may make to our sympathies.

He must have

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