No charges over royal hoax nurse

The funeral service of nurse Jacintha Saldanha Credit: PA

No charges will be brought over a prank call to a hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge, which was taken by a nurse from Bristol who later took her own life.

Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made the hoax call to the King Edward VII's hospital in central London, posing as the Queen and Prince of Wales when Kate was being treated for a rare form of pregnancy sickness.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who transferred them to a colleague, who then described Kate's condition in detail, was found hanged a few days after the incident.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today announced that no charges will be brought over the hoax calls.