TODAY   |  December 13, 2012

New details emerge in death of Duchess Kate’s nurse

During a hearing in London’s Coroner’s Court today, details were revealed about the cause of death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha shortly after she took a prank phone call to the Duchess of Cambridge, including that she left three handwritten notes. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

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>> this morning about the london nurse found dead days after she was the victim of a radio prank about the duchess of cambridge. good morning.

>> reporter: good morning. those details come from the coroner's court in london. it was brief, around 10 minutes . what we learn was heartbreaking.

>> reporter: the shocking detai details, one of kate middleton 's nurses found hanging from her wardrobe and on her hands and wrists and a full investigation to be sent and investigation into relevant e-mails she sent prior to her death and e-mails connected to the djs and other peoples connected.

>> reporter: the nurse answered a prank call from the d.j. as ever an a tearful apology from the djs hat made the call.

>> we're so sorry that happened to them.

>> reporter: the radio station has said it has taken no steps to assist the family.

>> it doesn't get any better each day, it gets worse.

>> reporter: even britain's prime minister is weighing in.

>> what's happened is a complete tragedy. there will be many lessons need to be learn.

>> reporter: in a move to take a look at journalistic conduct, an official inquiry was launched by the australian media authority responsible for regulating the radio station .

>> reporter: that radio station has said it will donate hundreds of thousands of dollars of funds to the family and meanwhile, kate missed another fund-raiser event last night because of acute morning sickness but all the news is on the tragedy of the event here.

>> thanks so much.