Mitchell Reports | December 07, 2012
>>> scott land yard investigating the death of the nurse who first transferred the prank call to kate middleton 's private nurse at the hospital. today king edward hospital held a news conference confirming the reports of the nurse's death. we can confirm jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax called to the hospital. the hospital had been supporting her through this difficult time. jacintha was a first-class nurse who care ed hundreds of patients during her time with us.
>> terribly sad story. nbc's keir simmons joins us. what do we knee about the circumstances of this and what could have led to this?
>> well, look jacintha saldanha was well respected and liked the hospital said. she had been at the hospital around four years. we think she was the nurse who took a call from an australian radio station , a prank call , where the radio hosts were pretending to be the queen and prince charles and got put through to the ward where kate middleton was. now the radio station has just issued a statement, andrea, saying that their deepest sympathies go to jacintha's family and it says chief executive officer has spoken with the host and presenters and they are both deeply shocked and at this time have agreed not to comment on the circumstances. it says the hosts have died they will not return to their radio show until further notice for respect of what can only be described as a tragedy. it does have people very upset around the world, in particular, though, of course, kate and william and they have issued a statement in which they say the duke and duchess of cambridge are deep ly prayers are with her family and friends and colleagues at this very sad time. look, i can tell you that kate and william will be quite devastated by this and william in particular, i think, will view this as another example of a media that he has to deal with, but at the same time are difficult to deal with and that goes back, of course, all the way back to his mother and how he feels his mother was treated. you know, he's good at dealing with the media but at the same time he will see this as an example of an invasion of privacy, frankly, that was over the top . now we don't know, you know, what led to jacintha's death, but at the same time, clearly this has led to many people quite appalled by what happened.