Sorry for posting twice about the royal family – Please accept these Kate Middleton bikini photos as a token of my apologies. – but right as I hit “Publish” on the potential royal twins, the receptionist who fell for the radio show prank where two DJs pretended to be the royal family was just found dead, so let this be a lesson that morning zoo shows kill, people. They’ll kill you dead. The BBC reports:
The hospital, which has paid tribute to “a first class nurse”, named the woman as Jacintha Saldanha.
Police were called at 09:35 GMT to reports of a woman found unconscious at an address in central London.
Details of the pregnant Duchess’s medical condition were unwittingly revealed to two Australian DJs.
The pair, from Sydney radio station 2Day FM, posed as the Queen and Prince Charles.
BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt said he understood Mrs Saldanha was the person who answered the call from the Australian DJs and was not the nurse who discussed the duchess’s medical condition.
Probably the most important lesson we can take from all this is that not even the British can tell if their accent is fake or not, so maybe they should just cut that shit out entirely before someone else gets killed. We get it, it makes everything you say sound really smart, but at what cost? At what cost?
UPDATE: The Duke and Duchess have released an official statement:
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”
Translation: Good work, 007!
Photos: Pacific Coast News