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I'M TRULY SO SORRY; Hoax DJ apologises to nurse's family.

Byline: david collins

A DJ who made a hoax call to the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital yesterday said sorry to the family of a nurse who killed herself after the prank.

Australian Mel Greig, who flew to the UK for Jacintha Saldanha's inquest, wept as she told her 46-year-old husband and two children: "I'm truly sorry, I have wanted to say that for so long."

Jacintha, 46, was found hanged three days after she transferred Ms Greig and Michael Christian to a colleague while Kate was treated for morning sickness at King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Greig impersonated the Saldanha Queen which led to private medical information about Kate being disclosed to the radio DJ.

The coroner yesterday said Jacintha was an "extraordinary" nurse but the hoax was "on her mind". A suicide note blamed Ms Greig and Mr Christian for the death.

Ms Greig wept as she read a statement saying: "I was always concerned for the wellbeing of the nurses and only wish I had tried harder to stop [the hoax] airing.

"This tragedy is going to stay with me as a constant reminder. I hope everyone here has found answers they so desperately needed."

Westminster coroner Fiona Wilcox, recorded a verdict of suicide.

Outside court family spokesman MP Keith Vaz said they were considering legal action.

david.collins@mirror.co.uk

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