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Kate hospital hoax call staffer in suspected suicide

Published on Dec 7, 2012 11:33 PM
 
A private ambulance is loaded with a body at the block of flats where the nurse lived near the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Dec 7, 2012. A staff member at a hospital which treated Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine was found dead in a suspected suicide on Friday, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, reports said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - A staff member at a hospital which treated Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine was found dead in a suspected suicide on Friday, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, reports said.

British police confirmed that they were investigating the "unexplained death" of a woman whose body was discovered at a property near the King Edward VII hospital in central London.

Several British newspapers reported the death of a staff member but there were conflicting reports as to what role the woman had at the hospital.

In what it billed as the "biggest royal prank ever", two presenters from Sydney's 2Day FM station called the hospital on Monday pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and William's father Prince Charles.

 
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