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Royal Prank Phone Call DJs Speak Out After Nurse's Death

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We are finally hearing from the Australian disc jockeys who were responsible for that prank phone call that took a terrible, tragic turn.

The nurse who put that call through to the room of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was found dead a few days later.

The two radio DJs who called up the London hospital where the duchess was a patient pretended to be the prince and queen and asked to speak to Kate.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was the nurse who took the call. She put them through to duchess' room, where a second nurse gave out confidential information about her medical condition.

Now, the DJs behind that prank have appeared on Australian television.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian cried and said they were shattered when they found out Saldanha had died.

"I'm just so devastated for them. I'm really feeling for them," Greig said. "I just couldn't -- if we had any idea that something like this could be even possible to happen, you know, we couldn't see this happening. It was meant to be a prank call."

The DJs have faced worldwide fury over the hoax. They have been taken off the air and have apologized.

The hospital wrote a strongly-worded letter to the radio station. They joined countless others condemning the prank.

Police have not yet released the cause of Saldanha's death. But many believe it was related to stress from the prank.

British and Australian police are investigating.

Meanwhile, the CEO of the radio station has said "disciplinary action" was taken against those two DJs who called the hospital. But as far as he can see they didn't do anything illegal.

We're going to have more on what the DJs had to say throughout the morning on "Good Day."

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