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The nurse at the centre of the royal hoax phonecall scandal apparently left three suicide notes, one of which is said to have criticised staff at the King Edward VII hospital where she worked.

Saldanha, a mother of two was found hanged in her apartment in the nurses' quarter of the hospital in Marylebone by a colleague. Three notes have been found, two at the scene and one in her belongings.

The nurse was found dead three days being duped by two 2Day FMs, who rang the hospital from Australia posing as the Queen and Prince Charles in a prank call. Saldanha answered and put through the call to another nurse on the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sickness. A recording of the call went viral in the following days.

The dead woman's family has been given typed copies of the three handwritten notes by the police and has read the contents, the Guardian has been told.

One note deals with the hoax call by the DJs from 2Day FM, another details her requests for her funeral, and the third addresses her employers, the hospital, and contains criticism of staff there, the Guardian understands from two separate sources.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said no one in senior management knew what the contents of the notes left by Saldanha were. She said the hospital management "were very clear that there were no disciplinary issues in this matter” and that the nurses involved had been offered "full support" and "it was made clear they were victims of a cruel journalistic trick."

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