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Thread: Suicide of nurse who fell for prank call of Australian DJs impersonating UK King and Queen and asking about Dutchess's health leads to condemnations of the parnk

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    Suicide of nurse who fell for prank call of Australian DJs impersonating UK King and Queen and asking about Dutchess's health leads to condemnations of the parnk

    One of the nurses fooled by the prank, Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead yesterday, having apparently committed suicide.
    Mrs Saldanha was working on reception when she took the call at 5.30am on Tuesday from the two presenters, Mel Greig and Michael Christian.She put the call straight through to the Duchess's ward, where another nurse spent two minutes chatting about the Duchess's condition and treatment.The prank call was pre-recorded and vetted by lawyers before being broadcast to listeners in Sydney.Mrs Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, was found unconscious on Friday morning close to the hospital where the Duchess spent three nights earlier this week being treated for severe pregnancy sickness.The Australian Communications and Media Authority, which regulates radio broadcasting in the country, said it had been inundated with complaints about the stunt and there have been calls for the two presenters to be sacked.
    Duchess of Cambridge hospital accuses DJs of humiliating nurses with prank call - Telegraph

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    Jenna we don't have a King.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Jenna we don't have a King.




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    Nice Jenna, but the Act of Succession means that marrying the Queen does not make you King. However there are moves afoot to change the Act to allow girls to accede the throne, should they be 'first born'. So that if William and Katherine have a girl she would be allowed to become Queen, over any boys they may later have. But if she marries, her husband would still not be King.
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    Trojan, you're lucky you don't have a King. We don't either, but we have a president that acts like one!
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    Could be worse Keith. You could have a President that acts like a Queen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Could be worse Keith. You could have a President that acts like a Queen.
    What he does in the privacy of his home is his own business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Nice Jenna, but the Act of Succession means that marrying the Queen does not make you King. However there are moves afoot to change the Act to allow girls to accede the throne, should they be 'first born'. So that if William and Katherine have a girl she would be allowed to become Queen, over any boys they may later have. But if she marries, her husband would still not be King.
    What's the point of all this now? I admit ignorance here, from my perspective you have a government that runs everything so the royal family is just a lucky bunch of people that get to live nicely on the public dole. Is there more to this than just weird hand waving?
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    Our Royal Family generate income from tourism and the like. It costs us about a dollar a year each to keep them. Our Pomp and Caeremony are the best in the world and a tradition we are proud of, and long may it continue. Technically no laws can be passed unless Her Majesty signs them. After an election the winning party is invited, by the Monarch, to form a government.

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    Forgot to say, Police Officers and the Armed Forces swear allegiance to the Crown, so the Government can't tell the police or military what to do without the Queen saying so. Wish she'd told us to arrest Blair for the lying bastard he is! I could never get tired of punching that man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Trojan, you're lucky you don't have a King. We don't either, but we have a president that acts like one!

    Can't agree with you more.


 

 

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