Nurse in tragic royal hoax laid to rest

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was remembered in a service at the Our Lady of Health Catholic Church in her native Shirva, India on Monday (17Dec12), before a private burial.

The mother-of-two committed suicide on 7 December (12), three days after she was duped by Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who phoned London’s King Edward VII Hospital pretending to be members of the Royal Family asking about the pregnant Duchess, while she was being treated there for acute morning sickness earlier this month (Dec12).

The 2Day FM hosts were subsequently taken off air.

Police in Britain have launched an investigation into the phone prank.