Nurse in Kate hoax reportedly commits suicide

A nurse working at the London hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated was found dead of an apparent suicide, according to reports.

Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

(CBS) -- A nurse working at the London hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated was found dead of an apparent suicide, according to reports.

Sky News and the BBC are reporting that the woman was the nurse who divulged information about Kate's condition to two Australian radio hosts who called pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

King Edward VII hospital confirmed the nurse's death.

Scotland Yard says officers responded at approximately 9:35 a.m. Friday to reports of a woman found unconscious at an address in central London. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

The prank call happened earlier this week, while the duchess was being treated at the hospital for acute morning sickness. She was released from the hospital on Thursday.

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