No charges will be brought against Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian over hoax calls to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.
The DJs, in the wake of their prank call, said it had simply been a joke.
Their call, impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles, caused outrage after the DJs succeeded in fooling a switchboard operator and a nurse by obtaining details about the Duchess of Cambridge’s condition.
The hospital apologised for the breach but news came through just days later that nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who took the call, had died as the result of suicide.
The DJs said they were devastated by the death and never intended the prank to cause anyone distress.