Jacintha Saldanha Left Three Suicide Notes After Kate Middleton Hospital Incident
Jacintha Saldanha, the London nurse duped by two Australian DJs looking for updates on pregnant Kate Middleton's condition, left three suicide notes before she hanged herself last Friday, sources tell The Guardian.
According to the report, one of the notes criticized the staff at King Edward VII, Saldanha's former place of employment and site at which she committed suicide.
The other two notes were reportedly about how Saldanha handled the hoax in its aftermath and her requests for funeral arrangements.
In response to the Guardian's report, a spokesperson for the hospital released a statement defending its management's handling of the hoax.
"Following the hoax call, hospital management offered her their support and told her that they considered her the victim of a cruel hoax. They stood by her actions, and made it clear there was no criticism of her, and that there would be no disciplinary action of any kind," it continued."
Saldanha, 46, hung herself Friday morning inside the nurses' quarters at the hospital, where Middleton was being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
Middleton and her husband, Prince William, later released a statement, saying they were "deeply saddened" by the last Friday's events.