Royal hoax call nurse's funeral

The funeral of the nurse who killed herself after a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated has taken place in her home town in India.

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Memorial service for royal baby nurse today

A memorial service is due to be held for Jacintha Saldanha at St Teresa's Church, Bristol later on today.

Ms Saldanha lived and worked in London during the week, returning home to see her family in Bristol at weekends.

Tomorrow morning a mass will be held at London's Westminster Cathedral.

The mass will be offered "for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family", a spokesman for Westminster Cathedral said.

"We would hope to hold a more formal memorial after the inquest has concluded."

The memorial service in Bristol is due to start at 6pm.


Vaz: Ms Saldanha's family 'need to receive the full facts'

Labour MP Keith Vaz has released a copy of a letter he had written to John Lofthouse, chief executive of King Edward VII's Hospital following the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

It contained a reference to comments made by the Prime Minister David Cameron that "having the full facts of the case" allows people to come to terms with what happened following the prank call from two Australian DJs.

I have dealt with similar cases in the past and I would agree with the Prime Minister that the family need to get the full facts, from the time she took the call from 2Day FM to the time she was found in her accommodation.

– Keith Vaz MP

The letter stated Ms Saldanha's family would take up the hospital's offer of bereavement counselling and that they had also given the institution a list of questions they wanted answered.

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Westminster Cathedral to hold mass for Royal baby nurse

A spokesman for Westminster Cathedral confirmed the December 15 mass. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA

A mass is to be held for Royal baby nurse Jacintha Saldanha at London's Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.

The mass will be offered "for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family," a spokesman for the Cathedral said. "We would hope to hold a more formal memorial after the inquest has concluded."

Scotland Yard to interview prank call witnesses

Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig may be called as witnesses. Credit: Channel 7

Scotland Yard detectives will contact their colleagues in Australia to interview witnesses to "put the best evidence" before the coroner about the circumstances of Jacintha Saldanha's death.

Detective Chief Inspector James Harman told Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox: "I can expect in the very near future to be in contact with colleagues in New South Wales."

Mrs Saldanha had been fooled by Sydney-based DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig into believing they were the Queen and Prince of Wales during the prank call to the King Edward VII's Hospital in London.


Mother-of-two found by fellow nurse and security guard

Mrs Saldanha's family have called for a full inquiry into her death. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, a mother-of-two from Bristol, was found in her nurses' quarters by a colleague and a security guard on Friday. There were also injuries to her wrist.

Two of the three notes found were located in her room, with the other among her possessions, London's Westminster Coroner's Court was told. The inquest has now been adjourned.

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