Radio hosts Michael Christian and Mel Greig on Today Tonight at the time of the prank incident.
Radio hosts Michael Christian and Mel Greig on Today Tonight at the time of the prank incident.

Radio DJ Mel Greig to give evidence at suicide inquest

ONE of the 2Day FM DJs at the centre of the "royal hoax" call has revealed she will appear at the British inquest examining nurse Jacintha Saldanha's suicide.

Mel Greig's announcement came a day after three letters reportedly left by Ms Saldanha were made public.

In one of the letters the nurse named Ms Greig and co-host Michael Christian, directly blaming them for her decision to commit suicide.

Late last year Ms Saldanha was working on the King Edward VII's Hospital switchboard when she answered a call from the DJs, who were impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

The nurse transferred the DJs through to the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sickness.

A second nurse then revealed details of the Duchess's condition.

It is unclear whether Ms Greig will appear in person at the inquest later in the year or by video link.

Ms Greig's lawyers Slater and Gordon issued a statement on Monday indicating the DJ would answer any questions put to her at the inquest.

"Ms Saldanha's suicide was a devastating tragedy and Ms Greig's thoughts have been with the family ever since," the statement read.

"Ms Greig fully understands their need for answers, which is why she has taken this step to appear as an individual at the inquest.

"She is determined to address any questions surrounding her role in these tragic events as part of the inquest."



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