And it turns out…
According to the hunk:
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Jacintha fell victim to a radio prank this week orchestrated by Australian DJ's Michael Christian and Mel Greig when she transferred their call through to Kate's private nurse.
Listen to the prank (above).
The prank involved Mel and Michael calling up King Edward VII hospital — where Kate was staying because of severe morning sickness — pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles…
Unfortunately Jacintha was working at reception during the time of the call and transferred the DJs through to Kate's nurse, who then divulged confidential information believing them to be Kate's in-laws.
We really hope this idiotic joke did NOT play into Jacintha's death, but it makes sense if it WERE a factor.
Our hearts go out to Jacintha's loved ones during this difficult time.