Australian DJs apologize for Kate Middleton prank
The two Australian radio personalities whose prank phone call to Kate Middleton’s hospital is being linked to the suicide of the nurse who received the call gave their first televised interviews. “If we played any involvement in her death then we’re sorry for that,” a teary Mel Greig told Today Tonight, one of two interviews she did with her on-air partner Michael Christian. “We couldn’t foresee what was going to happen in the future.”
Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, had patched the prank call through to Middleton’s private nurse, believing that Greig was Queen Elizabeth. She was found dead of a suspected suicide on Friday, and the DJs have received death threats.
‘There’s not a minute that goes by that we don’t think about her family and what they must be going through,” Greig told A Current Affair. “And the thought we may have played a part in that is gut wrenching.”
“We’re shattered and I just know it was never intended to be anything there was no malice, no intent,” said Christian, “and we just hope [her family is] okay and that our deepest sympathies are with all of them through what is an incredibly tough time.”