Morrissey Blames Kate Middelton For The Death of The British Nurse
When you think about Jacintha Saldanha, the British nurse who answered a prank call at the hospital where Kate Middleton was treated for morning sickness, and who committed suicide a few days later, you’d think you have totally figured out this sad story. For me, it’s difficult to understand how anyone would kill him/herself for such a thing, the woman didn’t commit any crime, she just revealed some details about Middleton’s condition, so what? Big deal! Is it possible that anyone would take the Royals’ privacy that seriously? Are we still at the age of lese-majesty punishable by death? And I don’t see how the Australian DJs should be held responsible for anything at all, this woman had obviously bigger problems in her life!
But no, no, no, someone is responsible for this unexpected suicide, and this is Kate Middleton herself, has claimed Morrissey in an interview with New Zealand TV 3News:
‘Even with the recent story about the nurse killing herself in King Edward Hospital, there's no blame placed on Kate Middleton who was in the hospital as far as I could see for absolutely no reason. She feels no shame about the death of this woman, she's saying nothing about the death of this poor woman. The arrogance of the British royals is staggering, absolutely staggering. And why it's allowed to be I really don't know.’
A long part of the interview is just a vehicle for Morrissey’ s hatred for the royals, and his ironic glibness doesn’t seem to have any limit:
‘Does she have a health condition?’ he continues, ‘Is it anorexia or is it pregnancy? We don't know. But what is the health condition? I mean morning sickness already? So much hoo haw and then suddenly as bright as a button as soon as this poor woman dies she's out of hospital? It doesn't ring true. It doesn't ring true.’
Actually he takes this totally seriously, is he implying there is a conspiracy? Reuters has reported there had been no royal complaint about the breach of confidentiality, but who knows? Morrissey thinks it was absolutely not the case:
‘And I'm sure the Palace and Clarence House (Princess of Wales residence) put maximum pressure on this poor receptionist and nurse, and of course that's kept away from the press. I'm sure the British press hounded this poor woman to her death, that's kept away. And by this time next week she'll be forgotten. And that's how the British royals work.’
Morrissey goes to the length to advance that the two Australian DJs are in fact a diversion:
‘But that's just a way of distracting people really isn't it. It was a prank call and they probably didn't ever think they'd get as far as they did. And I'm sure thousands of prank calls are made to Buckingham Palace every day. People probably do it all the time. The fact they got so far probably astonished them beyond belief. But the pressure put on the woman who connected the callers was probably so enormous that she took her own life.’
‘It wasn't because of two DJs in Australia that this woman took her own life, it was the pressure around her. And we forget about that and of course the Royals are exonerated as always, they're just so wonderful and we focus on something else — two DJs in Australia — which is not how it should be.’
Wow, that’s serious accusations! I have never lived in England, I have never seen the royals’ side that Morrissey is talking about, for me the queen has always been a ridiculous antique vase, whom English people are foolishly attached to for some obscure reasons, but I had always regarded the royals as inoffensive. Morrissey describes them as a regime no different from the current dictatorships in the Middle East and Syria, which ‘hijacks every event to make sure that any celebration of England is really a celebration of the Royal Family’.
I don’t like the royals either, and I tend to think they are rich useless parasites that English society should get rid of, and I have never understood this teenage collective fascination when one of them gets married or makes a baby, but Morrissey is going too far when he makes them responsible for the death of this nurse! He exaggerates greatly when he says Kate Middleton was hospitalized for no reason, severe morning sickness does exist, and he seems to ignore that the royal family released a statement saying they were deeply saddened but the death of the nurse,… Still Morrissey’s rant is highly entertaining and you can listen to the whole thing when clicking on this link: