A hospital receptionist in the UK who transferred a hoax telephone call to the ward where the Kate Middleton was being treated has died in a suspected suicide.
It is understood the body of Jacintha Saldanha was found close to King Edward XVII hospital in London.
Two Australian radio DJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles managed to get through to a nurse treating the pregnant Duchess.
Hospital expresses shock
The hospital has released a statement confirming her death.
She had worked there for over 4 years.
The hospital says "She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues".
"We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time" it added.
The Chief Executive at the King Edward VII Hospital is John Lofthouse.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies at this time are with her family and friends. Everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and valued colleague" he said.
A presenting duo managed to convince staff at the King Edward VII hospital that they were both the Queen of England and Prince Charles and found themselves connected through to a private nurse Tuesday night.
They were told that she was asleep and had an uneventful night and that she was stable.
They then went on to ask about visiting hours and Prince William.
The nurse told them when was the best time to come in and that the Prince went home at about 9pm on Tuesday.
It was announced on Monday that the 30-year-old is expecting a baby and was taken to the hospital with acute morning sickness.
Kate was discharged from the hospital yesterday.
Reporter Martin Brunt is there