IT is being reported this afternoon that the hospital nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, who was duped by two DJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, has been found dead.
Mel Greig and Michael Christian, presenters on Australian radio station 2Day FM, called the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Tuesday in a prank call after the Duchess had been taken there suffering from severe morning sickness.
They were put through to a nurse who they tricked into providing details about the Duchess's state of health.
A Scotland Yard spokesman is reported as saying today: "Police were called at approximately 9.35am this morning to a report of a woman found unconscious at an address in Weymouth Street, W1.
"London Ambulance Service attended and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances of the incident.
"The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage."
London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9.25am to an address in Weymouth Street. We sent 2 ambulances crews and a duty officer, sadly the patient was dead at the scene."