A family photo of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who was found dead after being caught up in a Royal radio prank involving a Sydney station.
A family photo of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who was found dead after being caught up in a Royal radio prank involving a Sydney station.

Nurse's children: "there’s an unfillable void in our lives"

THE children of the British nurse who took her own life after answering a hoax call from an Australian radio station have mourned their mother at a London Cathedral.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found dead in accommodation connected to King Edward VII hospital last week.

It followed a call from two Australian radio hosts posing as the Queen and Prince Charles in an effort to learn details about the hospitalisation of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Ms Saldanha's daughter Lisha, 14 and son Junal, 16 attended the service at Westminster Cathedral with father Benedict.

The mass was not a memorial service, but was held in Ms Saldanha's name.

Lisha and Junal described the "unfillable void" left by the loss of their mother, according to BBC News

.It reported that in a joint tribute the children said: "We are shattered and there's an unfillable void in our lives."

"The house is an empty dwelling without your presence," they added.

An inquest into their mother's death began on Thursday.


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