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#76    ExpandMyMind

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I too find it very strange that she would kill herself over something as silly as this. I mean she had a family.

I'm not saying that there was anything more sinister going on, but as soon as I heard this I knew there would be a resulting conspiracy theory, without a doubt. The motive behind this one though would be massively weak. It would simply be killing the woman out of spite, for making a mistake. Though there are plenty of people out there capable of such a thing I really can't believe the royal family would ever waste their time on something as trivial as this.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

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I just read this and I feel very sad for this poor woman. :cry:   I don't know what background she was from, but going by the name She doesn't sound like she is of English stock, I'm thinking some kind of Asian.  In my experience foreign women are almost always conscientious, hard working, polite, and humble folk.  for something like this to happen to her would absolutely mortify her.  Come on, the Queen of your adopted country phones you up,  and asks how her Daughter in Law is.  Whats the protocol there?


With a name like Jacintha Saldanha my guess is that she was Brazilian.

Also, I can't believe that anyone fell for this prank.  These two Aussie morons - one pretending to be the Queen and the other pretending to be Prince Charles -  were useless at putting on British accents.  They still sounded like Australians.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

A terrible tragedy, my thoughts go out to her family.  We may never know for sure why she did this, and if somehow we did find out her reasons, even then we'd find her decision hard to understand.  

I feel sorry for the DJ's too, they had no idea this was going to be the result of their prank, no-one did.  They're not evil people with no sense of morals, they're just purveyors of the cheapest form of comedy.  

The treatment they're receiving is getting a little holier-than-thou, it's easy to be wise with hindsight.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 08 December 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

With a name like Jacintha Saldanha my guess is that she was Brazilian.

Also, I can't believe that anyone fell for this prank.  These two Aussie morons - one pretending to be the Queen and the other pretending to be Prince Charles -  were useless at putting on British accents.  They still sounded like Australians.

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She's from India I think, that's what I've read.

The accents were terrible, I can't believe anyone fell for it either.

I would have always thought that someone would ring the hospital on behalf of the Queen, and then when reception answered, they'd say "I have Queen Elizabeth II on the line for Princess Catherine", then they'd patch the Queen through.  Or something to that effect.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

View PostWalter White, on 08 December 2012 - 03:31 PM, said:

She's from India I think, that's what I've read.

The accents were terrible, I can't believe anyone fell for it either.

I would have always thought that someone would ring the hospital on behalf of the Queen, and then when reception answered, they'd say "I have Queen Elizabeth II on the line for Princess Catherine", then they'd patch the Queen through.  Or something to that effect.

Yeah.  I can't believe the Queen herself would phone the hospital.  It would be a member of her staff.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 07 December 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

I am a royalist. If i was looking after the queens grandsons wife in the best hospital in europe i would be quite happy. If i then recieved a call from the queen and prince charles i would be very excited.

If the following day i was told that it wasnt the queen and i commited a crime by giving out personal information of the royal family i would be devestated. Firstly, because my good job was likely to get rid of me and because the whole world heard her excitment and was laughing at her.

In no way was she unstable and i suggest that any of you in her situation may have done the same. I live in NZ and i heard the phone call. I doubt there was any place she could have escaped to get away from it.


Ok, I kind of understand this as I'm from the only American state that had a monarchy prior to  becoming a state.  We still honor the birthdays of the last kings and princes.  Some are state holidays...so, I get that kind of... I still need to know exactly how she died before ruling out foul play though.

What I don't get is how was the prank supposed to be funny?  Even if she wasn't part of the royal family I'm finding it difficult to see the humor in the prank.  

What exactly was supposed to be the funny part of finding out the symptoms of a pregnant woman's nausea?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

I reckon the reason the poor woman took her own life was because she had the unenviable task of looking after a future Queen, when she realised what had happened she became deeply ashamed,and woefully embarrassed,that she had let down the Royals, the Hospital and her Family.The Hospital said that she would not be reprimanded which I dont believe,she would have been quietly put on another ward and after a while had her employment terminated.The hierachy dont forgive mishaps like this and her life would be hell from now on, so she went away and probably broke down with the enormity of the situation and then decided to end it all.Thats the way I see it for right or wrong.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

This is sad. Mother of two.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 08 December 2012 - 04:38 PM, said:

I reckon the reason the poor woman took her own life was because she had the unenviable task of looking after a future Queen, when she realised what had happened she became deeply ashamed,and woefully embarrassed,that she had let down the Royals, the Hospital and her Family.The Hospital said that she would not be reprimanded which I dont believe,she would have been quietly put on another ward and after a while had her employment terminated.The hierachy dont forgive mishaps like this and her life would be hell from now on, so she went away and probably broke down with the enormity of the situation and then decided to end it all.Thats the way I see it for right or wrong.

Yup, I agree.  Between the public humiliation through the press, the hospital administration and their 'support', how was she to feel that things would get better?  As to her not being the one who actually gave out the info, that nurse may have blamed Jacintha because she (the other nurse) could/would have assumed that the caller was verified.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

R.I.P Jacintha


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

LONDON (AP) "A nurse found dead days after she took a crank call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was originally from India, British police said Saturday, as details began to trickle out about the woman whose death has sparked anger at the Australian radio DJs behind the hoax.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead early Friday at nurses' housing provided by London's King Edward VII hospital, where Prince William's wife, the former Kate Middleton, was being treated for acute morning sickness this week.

Police released a grainy photo of Saldanha on Saturday. She had lived in Bristol in southwestern England with her family for the past nine years, Scotland Yard confirmed.

Police said her death is being treated as "unexplained," though they said they didn't find anything suspicious. A coroner will make a determination on the cause next week.

Police have made no connection between her death and the prank call, but people from London to Sydney have been making the assumption that she died because of stress from the call.

Flowers were left outside the hospital's nurses' building. Attached to the red, white and blue flowers, a note read: "Dear Jacintha, our thoughts are with you and your family. From all your fellow nurses, we bless your soul. God bless."A man identified as Saldanha's driving instructor Jeff Sellick, told Sky News he was in "complete shock" at her death, saying "it's just such a shame, she was such a nice person."In a statement, Saldanha's family said they were "deeply saddened" by the death and asked for privacy.

Saldanha had worked for four years at the hospital. She took the hoax call Tuesday by the two DJs from 2DayFM, and transferred the call to the nurse caring for the duchess.

During the call, a woman using the often-mimicked voice of Britain's monarch asked about the duchess' health. She was told by the second nurse who took the call from Saldanha that the duchess, the former Kate Middleton, "hasn't had any retching with me and she's been sleeping on and off."The recorded conversation sparked international headlines, and the DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, soon apologized for the prank. They have said they will not return to the station until further notice, though the chief executive of the station's parent company has said he stands behind them.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority, which regulates radio broadcasting, says it has received complaints about the prank and is discussing the matter with the Sydney-based station, though it has not yet begun an investigation.The station has a history of controversy, including a series of "Heartless Hotline" shows in which disadvantage people were offered a prize that could be taken away from them by listeners.

St. James's Palace, the office of the duchess and her husband Prince William, expressed sadness at Saldanha's death, but insisted that it had not complained about the hoax. King Edward VII's Hospital said it did not reprimand Saldanha, nor had plans to discipline her."



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Those two Australian's should be ashamed of themselves.

That nurse didn't wake up that morning planning on suicide. Those two DJ's drove her to it and are responsible for her death. Jacintha would also be responsible, but can no longer take responsibility on the grounds that she's deceased. The responsibility therfor, falls directly onto the shoulders of the DJ's.

Jacintha's family can't rest in piece until justice is served, nor will Jacintha rest in piece until someone rights the wrongs in place. Hope you people understand that.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I realize that the death followed the prank, but I think people should wait for more info before concluding that 1) it was a suicide, and 2) that it had anything to do with the prank call.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostInsaniac, on 09 December 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

Those two Australian's should be ashamed of themselves.

That nurse didn't wake up that morning planning on suicide. Those two DJ's drove her to it and are responsible for her death. Jacintha would also be responsible, but can no longer take responsibility on the grounds that she's deceased. The responsibility therfor, falls directly onto the shoulders of the DJ's.

Jacintha's family can't rest in piece until justice is served, nor will Jacintha rest in piece until someone rights the wrongs in place. Hope you people understand that.
What utter nonsense!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 08 December 2012 - 03:37 PM, said:

Yeah.  I can't believe the Queen herself would phone the hospital.  It would be a member of her staff.
i'm wondering, why would anyone call the hospital? the prince was with her and could have easily relayed information on her health

Edited by JGirl, 09 December 2012 - 05:45 PM.





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