Receptionist Who Fell For Royal Family/Kate Middleton Radio Show Prank Found Dead

December 7th, 2012 // 27 Comments
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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


  1. EricLr

    Man, those people *really* need to stop taking their royalty so seriously. I mean, holy shit.

  2. JoJojojo


  3. Gamer

    I would go with the Royals kill.

  4. USDA Prime McBeef

    Concrete pillar strikes again.

  5. pavement_smear

    Don’t mess with a royal tummy bug – the queen will cut a b!tch.

  6. achilles wrath

    Sure, can’t do anything about people posting nudes of them but take out a minimum wage nurse lol

    • Dana

      A nurse would never earn minimum wage in a free market, but yeah, in the UK National Health Service she might.

  7. El Jefe

    I guess like Diana learned unfortunately, you don’t mess with the Queen…or maybe Kate? Maybe under the cute smile and nice demeanor lies someone even more vicious than the Queen?

  8. ths justgoes to show you hat before a spoof like that the show sould make an anouncement that its just a spoof

  9. Are you sure she didn’t go for a drive through a tunnel in France?

  10. dagens24

    Ugh, the worst part of this (you know, besides the girl killing herself) is that all kinds of people are up in arms about how the shock jocks are all responsible for this. FUCK.THAT.SHIT.

    • Sandoucheky

      I don’t blame them at all, but if I were in their position I’d probably kill myself out of guilt

  11. 003 always gets the shittiest jobs

  12. kery

    kate looks good!!!!

  13. This story does not wash. This poor girl was murdered. The British are animals.

  14. Thinker

    A MOTHER of two kids who is smart enough to be a nurse would NEVER commit suicide for a silly frank call.
    She was murdered to warn others not to mess with the royal.
    That’s crude. I hate cold blooded killer.

  15. XYZ


  16. DD

    “”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.”"

    You’re a fucking scumbag.

  17. Shawna

    You guys really think this mother of two killed herself out of embarrassment?

    Something smells fishy…

  18. I’m going to suggest that maybe — just MAYBE — this woman might have had some issues, especially when you take into account that she wasn’t the one who leaked info to the radio show. Her involvement with the radio show incident was answering the phone when they called and transferring the call. That was it.

  19. MrGreeneWithACandleStick

    The whole situation is very odd.

    The last place you would want to kill yourself is at a hospital.

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