Hundreds of mourners gathered in a small town in India on Monday for the funeral of a nurse found dead after answering a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was treated for morning sickness.

Friends and family paid their respects to Jacintha Saldanha, 46, during a simple ceremony in Shirva, some 30 miles north of Mangalore on the south-west coast.

Earlier, crowds lined the roads close to the Catholic church to pay their respects while relatives attended a private prayer ceremony at her home.

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in a small town in India on Monday for the funeral of Jacintha Saldanha


Ms Saldanha, a mother-of-two, was found hanging in her nurses' quarters at London's King Edward VII's Hospital by a colleague and a security guard on December 7.

Three days earlier she transferred a call from two Australian DJs, believing they were the Queen and Prince of Wales, to a colleague who described in detail the Duchess's condition during her hospital stay.

Her children, Junal, 16, and Lisha, 14, have described the "unfillable void" left in their lives by their mother's death.

During a mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, her husband Benedict Barboza fought back tears as he paid an emotional tribute to his wife, telling mourners: "I feel a part of me has been ripped out."

Fighting back tears, Mr Barboza said: "My wife, you were the light in my darkness, who always showed me the way forward.
"From the day we met, you always stood by me in times of hardship and happiness.

Today he accompanied a casket carrying her body into Our Lady of Health Church at around 4pm local time, after journeying back to the family's home-town for the funeral.

Authorities in India are understood to have made extensive arrangements - upping security and setting up barricades - to accommodate crowds of mourners touched by Ms Saldanha's death.

Mr Barboza was seen consoling his weeping daughter during the burial service in which she scattered earth on her mother's grave.

Earlier, relatives carried the coffin through the cemetery before Mr Barboza, flanked by his two children, watched as it was lowered into the ground.

He held them both in a tight embrace as Lisha broke down in tears.

Mr Barboza is understood to be spending Christmas with his family in Shirva as he comes to terms with his wife's death.

Standing outside the cathedral last week, he said the family "could not have foreseen the unprecedented tragedy that has unfolded in our lives" and thanked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minister David Cameron for their condolences.

"The events of the last week have shattered our lives," he said. "We barely have the strength to withstand the grief and sorrow."

Ms Saldanha left two notes in her room and had marks on her wrist when her body was discovered, Westminster Coroner's Court in London heard on Thursday.

John Lofthouse, chief executive at King Edward VII's hospital, said the nurse was reassured on a number of occasions by senior management following the hoax call.

But she was found dead soon after.

Memorial services have been held at the hospital and in Bristol where her husband and children live.

The DJs behind the call - Mel Greig and Michael Christian - have also spoken of their grief following her death.

Interviewed on Australian TV networks, the presenters said their prank call to the hospital prompted "a tragic turn of events no-one could have predicted or expected".

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), the parent company of 2Day FM, has ended the pair's Hot 30 show and suspended prank calls across the company.

The town of Shirva, in the Karnataka district, is famous in the largely agricultural region for producing jasmine and granite.

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  • A relative pays tribute near the coffin during a prayer service before the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at a church in her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Husband Benedict Barboza, second right, holds his son Junal, right, and daughter Lisha, third right, during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • A relative holds the hand of daughter Lisha who holds flowers during the burial of her mother, nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Relatives and friends attend a prayer service before the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, shown in a photo at center, at a church in her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Husband Benedict Barboza, center, flanked by his son Junal, right, and daughter Lisha, stands with relatives and friends during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Relatives and friends gather during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec.17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. Her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Relatives carry the coffin containing the body of nurse Jacintha Saldanha for burial at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha, during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Relatives carry the coffin containing the body of nurse Jacintha Saldanha for burial at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Indian policemen try to control the crowd as relatives carry the coffin containing the body of nurse Jacintha Saldanha for burial at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec.17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Relatives carry the coffin containing the body of nurse Jacintha Saldanha for burial at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Husband Benedict Barboza consoles his daughter Lisha during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Husband Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza, second right, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, and their son Junal, right, watch daughter Lisha, third right, along with a relative, puts earth into the grave during the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Nurse Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza, second left, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of his wife, nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, on his right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of his wife, nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza, center, holds his son Junal, right, and daughter Lisha during the burial of his wife, nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, in southwest India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Saldanha was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who hanged herself days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the graveyard where her wife will be buried, in Shriva north of Mangalore, India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The funeral of Saldanha, whose death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, is to take place in Shirva, her hometown, on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who was found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, gestures while discussing the arrangements at the graveyard where his wife will be buried, in Shriva north of Mangalore, India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The funeral of Saldanha, whose death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, is to take place in Shirva, her hometown, on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An unidentified person briefs Benedict Barboza, center, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who hanged herself days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, at the graveyard where his wife is to be buried, in Shriva north of Mangalore, India, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The funeral of Saldanha, whose death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, is to take place in Shirva, her hometown, on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Floral tributes in memory of nurse Jacintha Saldanha are seen outside the accommodation block where she was found hanged near King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Family and friends of the nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call at the hospital from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge gathered in a church in south India for her funeral. Jacintha Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied the body from London where her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • Floral tributes in memory of nurse Jacintha Saldanha are seen outside the accommodation block where she was found hanged near King Edward VII's Hospital in London, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Family and friends of the nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call at the hospital from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge gathered in a church in south India for her funeral. Jacintha Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied the body from London where her death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • Indian journalists take pictures of a casket containing the body of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, following its arrived at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec.16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • A casket containing the body of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, is loaded onto an ambulance after arrival at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Indian journalists take pictures of a casket containing the body of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, which arrived at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec.16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • A casket containing the body of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, is shifted in a tractor trolley after it arrived at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An Indian policeman is reflected on the glass of an ambulance carryng the casket of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, after its arrival at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • A casket containing the body of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, is placed inside an ambulance after it arrived at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • A casket carrying the body of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, is loaded onto an ambulance after arrival at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Benedict Barboza

    Benedict Barboza, second right, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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    Benedict Barboza, second right, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the airport in Mangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha is to take place in the town of Shirva in southwest India on Monday. Saldanha's husband and two children accompanied her body from London to the nearby port city of Mangalore. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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    Benedict Barboza (C) the husband of India-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha, 46, walks through the airport after his wife's coffin arrived at the Bajpe Airport in Mangalore on December 16, 2012. The body of Saldanha who was found hanged after taking a hoax call to the hospital treating Prince William's wife arrived in Mangalore following a memorial mass in London. AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photograph, people participate in a candle light rally in Mangalore, India to pay their respects to nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who killed herself in London after taking a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo)

  • In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photograph, people participate in a candle light rally in Mangalore, India to pay their respects to nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who killed herself in London after taking a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo)

  • Students of a nursing college, some of them holding posters depicting nurse Jacintha Saldanha, participate in a candle-lit vigil organized by a local politician in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. An inquest into the apparent suicide of Saldanha, who was duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, heard Thursday that she was found hanging in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • A student of a nursing college holds a poster depicting nurse Jacintha Saldanha as she participates in a candle light vigil organized by a local politician in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. An inquest into the apparent suicide of Saldanha, who was duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, heard Thursday that she was found hanging in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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    A photograph of Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London, is displayed during a candle-light vigil in Mangalore on December 12, 2012. A nurse at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate who fell for an Australian radio prank was found hanged in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes, an inquest heard December 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Supporters hold candles during a candle-light vigil for Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London, in Mangalore on December 12, 2012. A nurse at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate who fell for an Australian radio prank was found hanged in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes, an inquest heard December 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Supporters hold candles during a candle-light vigil for Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London, in Mangalore on December 12, 2012. A nurse at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate who fell for an Australian radio prank was found hanged in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes, an inquest heard December 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Supporters hold candles during a candle-light vigil for Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London, in Mangalore on December 12, 2012. A nurse at a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate who fell for an Australian radio prank was found hanged in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes, an inquest heard December 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Michael Christian, Mel Greig

    In this image made off video footage recorded Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 and aired later in the day in "A Current Affair" program by Australia's Channel Nine, Australian radio DJs Michael Christian, left, and Mel Greig appear during an interview with the TV station. The two managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Channel Nine) AUSTRALIA OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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    In this image made off video footage recorded Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 and aired later in the day in "A Current Affair" program by Australia's Channel Nine, Australian radio DJ Mel Greig cries during an interview with the TV station. Greig and another DJ Michael Christian managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Channel Nine) AUSTRALIA OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran talks to the media during a press conference at Austero, in Melbourne Australia, on December 8 2012. 2dayFM Radio Presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have been taken off air following the suicide of royal nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Nurse Saldana took a prank call from the presenters while working at the King Edward VII Hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

  • Flower tributes to late nurse Jacintha Saldanha are seen outside the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Australian radio hosts managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, in a hoax phone call to the hospital where the pregnant Duchess was staying and which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank call took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Members of King Edward VII hospital staff walk past flower tributes to late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, as they leave the residential apartments of the hospital where she was found dead, in central London, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Australian radio hosts managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, in a hoax phone call to the hospital where the pregnant Duchess was staying and which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran arrives for a press conference at Austereo, in Melbourne Australia, on December 8 2012. 2dayFM Radio Presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have been taken off air following the suicide of royal nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Nurse Saldana took a prank call from the presenters while working at the King Edward VII Hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran talks to the media during a press conference at Austereo, in Melbourne Australia, on December 8 2012. 2dayFM Radio Presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have been taken off air following the suicide of royal nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Nurse Saldana took a prank call from the presenters while working at the King Edward VII Hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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    King Edward VII hospital chief executive John Lofthouse (R) speaks to the media outside the hospital in London on December 7, 2012 after the body of nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead at a property close by. A nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was found dead on December 7, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, the hospital said. Police said they were treating the death, which happened at a property near the hospital, as unexplained. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Police officers and hospital staff stand by the rear of a coroners van as a body is loaded inside outside a nurses accommodation block near the King Edward VII hospital in central London on December 7, 2012 where nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead. A nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was found dead on December 7, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, the hospital said. Police said they were treating the death, which happened at a property near the hospital, as unexplained. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A coroners van waits outside a nurses accommodation block near the King Edward VII hospital in central London on December 7, 2012 where nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead. A nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was found dead on December 7, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, the hospital said. Police said they were treating the death, which happened at a property near the hospital, as unexplained. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)