The funeral of the Bristol nurse found dead after a prank phone call to the Duchess of Cambridge is due to take place later this morning. Jacintha Saldanha's body has been flown to India for burial in her family's home village of Shirva in the south west of the country.
The body of Jacintha Saldhana has arrived in India ahead of a funeral in her home village tomorrow. Her husband Benedict Barboza, son Junal, 16, and daughter Lisha, 14, are also there.
The nurse from Bristol was found hanged on December 7th, just days after she'd taken a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge. Police in India say as many as 5,000 people are expected to attend the funeral at the Our Lady of Health Church in Shirva, Karnataka.
The children of the Bristol nurse found dead after taking a hoax call for the Duchess of Cambridge have spoken publicly for the first time.
Jacintha Saldanha's son and daughter were in London with their father for a service held at Westminster Cathedral.
Wesley Smith reports:
The family of royal nurse Jacinda Saldanha have paid tribute to her following a mass at Westminster Cathedral.
Her husband Benedict, son Junal and daughter Lisha spoke outside the Cathedral.
The children of the Bristol nurse found hanged after taking a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to their mother. Jacintha Saldanha's son and daughter attended a mass at Westminster Cathedral this morning along with their father Benedict Barboza. More here.
A service is being held at Westminster Cathedral this morning in memory of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldhana. A cathedral spokesman said a mass was being offered "for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family".
"We would hope to hold a more formal memorial after the inquest has concluded," he added.
A memorial serivce for Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who apparently killed herself after putting a hoax call through to staff treating the Duchess of Cambridge, is due to begin shortly in Bristol. The mother of two was found dead last Friday.
An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned yesterday. Three suicide notes were also found.
A private memorial service has been held at the King Edward VII's Hospital for the Bristol nurse who was found dead after being duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs.
Staff gathered at the London hospital to pay their respects to Jacintha Saldanha, a mother-of-two, who was found hanging in her nurses' quarters by a colleague and a security guard last Friday.
A service is due to take place in memory of the Bristol nurse who was caught out by a hoax call to the Royals.
Jacintha Saldanha died soon after she put through a prank call to the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated.
The memorial will be held at St Teresa's Church in Filton this evening (6pm) followed by another in London tomorrow (Saturday).