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Pranked Receptionist Kills Herself

A receptionist at the King Edward VII hospital has committed suicide, just days after she was pranked by two Australian DJs posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

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A receptionist at the King Edward VII hospital has committed suicide, just days after she was pranked by two Australian DJs posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig phoned the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated posing as the royals and asked to be connected to “Kate, my granddaughter.” The receptionist then put the call through to Kate’s nurse, who was also fooled, and relayed information about Kate’s care. The DJs issued an apology, but the receptionist was found yesterday at an address just a few yards away from the hospital where she worked. The death is being called “unexplained” but sources say it is clear she killed herself. On Friday, the two DJs deleted their Twitter accounts, and announced that they will be suspending themselves from the radio station.

"The tragic news will heap pressure on 2DayFM, the radio station which made the call."

"The station is already serving two five-year license probations after serious breaches of the Australian regulator's code."

"The broadcaster was handed the first reprimand in 2009 after a 14-year-old girl was attached to a lie detector and then said live on air that she had been raped."

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