Australian DJ in tears at royal hoax inquest

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Australian DJ Melanie Greig, center, who made a hoax call to a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, leaves after an inquest into the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, at the Royal Courts of Justice, in central London, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The nurse took a hoax call on Dec. 2012 from Greig posing as Queen Elizabeth II and her then co-host at the hospital where Britain's Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for sickness during her pregnancy and tricked staff into revealing her condition. Saldanha was found hanging in her room in London a few days after she had been duped by the call. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Australian DJ Mel Greig leaves The Royal Courts of Justice on September 12, 2014 in London, England. An inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who worked at the Edward VII hospital when she took a prank call from Australian DJs, has ruled that she took her own life. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Australian DJ Mel Greig leaves The Royal Courts of Justice on September 12, 2014 in London, England. An inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who worked at the Edward VII hospital when she took a prank call from Australian DJs, has ruled that she took her own life. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Benedict Barboza (4L), husband of Jacintha Saldanha leave The Royal Courts of Justice with his son Junal (R), family member Stephen Almeiida (2R), daughter Lisha, Member of Parliament Keith Vaz (C) and John Cooper QC (L) on September 12, 2014 in London, England. An inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who worked at the Edward VII hospital when she took a prank call from Australian DJs, has ruled that she took her own life. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Benedict Barboza (L), husband of Jacintha Saldanha leaves The Royal Courts of Justice with his son Junal (R), daughter Lisha, Member of Parliament Keith Vaz (C) on September 12, 2014 in London, England. An inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who worked at the Edward VII hospital when she took a prank call from Australian DJs, has ruled that she took her own life. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Benedict Barboza (2L), husband of Jacintha Saldanha leaves The Royal Courts of Justice with his son Junal (R), family member Stephen Almeiida (2R), daughter Lisha, Member of Parliament Keith Vaz (C) and John Cooper QC (L) on September 12, 2014 in London, England. An inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who worked at the Edward VII hospital when she took a prank call from Australian DJs, has ruled that she took her own life. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Benedict Barboza (L), husband of Jacintha Saldanha, leaves The Royal Courts of Justice with his son Junal (R) and daughter Lisha and Member of Parliament Keith Vaz on September 12, 2014 in London, England. An inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who worked at the Edward VII hospital when she took a prank call from Australian DJs, has ruled that she took her own life. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Benedict Barboza, the husband of late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, arrives at the High Court in London on September 11, 2014, for the inquest into the death of his wife. The 46-year-old nurse took a hoax call from two Australian DJs at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated during her first pregnancy. Saldanha was later found hanged. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Benedict Barboza (2nd L), the husband of late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, their children Lisha Barboza (2nd R) and Junal Barboza (R) and British politician Keith Vaz (C) arrive at the High Court in London on September 11, 2014, for the inquest into Saldanha's death. The 46-year-old nurse took a hoax call from two Australian DJs at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated during her first pregnancy. Saldanha was later found hanged. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
MANGLORE, INDIA - DECEMBER 17: Jacintha Saldanha's husband Ben Barboza, son Junal and daughter Lisha at the burial on December 17, 2012 in Manglore, India. Jacintha Saldanha 46, who had worked at the King Edward VII Hospital was found dead on December 7, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station to the hospital which was treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. PHOTOGRAPH BY Ramakrishna Bhat / Barcroft India /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
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LONDON (AP) -- An Australian DJ who made a hoax call to a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge has tearfully apologized to the family of a nurse who committed suicide after the broadcast.

DJ Melanie Greig posed as Queen Elizabeth II during the call to the London hospital in December 2012. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha took the call, and passed it on to a colleague who described the condition of Kate, then pregnant with her first baby, to Greig and another DJ.

Three days after the call was broadcast worldwide, Saldanha was found dead in her room.

Coroner Fiona Wilcox did not criticize the DJs but told an inquest Friday that the hoax had been pressing on Saldanha's mind in the days before she took her life.

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