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Aussie DJ

Bragged About Royal Prank

BEFORE Nurse Suicide

12/9/2012 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1209-royal-mel-greig-tmzThe Australian DJ who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II in a prank phone call ... BRAGGED about her accomplishment on Facebook ... right before the nurse who answered the call committed suicide.

TMZ obtained a screenshot of Mel Greig's Fbook page taken Friday evening in Australia ... a.k.a. BEFORE news broke that Jacintha Saldanha -- the nurse duped by Greig and her co-host -- had been found dead in London.

The post reads ... "Why is it that I can impersonate the queen to get private royal information but no one believes I'm the queen for a free champagne whilst out?"

Greig attached a pic to the post -- of herself and another chick, smiling and hanging out at a bar.

We reached out to Mel's rep for comment ... who said (again), "No one could have ever predicted the tragic sequence of events that followed the prank call."

As TMZ previously reported ... Greig and her co-host Michael Christian shut down their Facebook and Twitter pages immediately after the nurse's death -- and suspended their gig at the station.


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all those who are saying its not their fault u all are jus fools, wht do u expect them to say, of course they would say they wasnt expected the call to go through they are only trying to defend themselves they should not be on any radio stations, and should pay the family, or better taken to england seeing tht they want to pretend to be the queen, do service clean buckinham palace till they are 60 tht should have been my family, i would have sued their stupid autralians asses

683 days ago


everyone makes pranks, but come on who would go so far as to call a hospital in england, from autralia, , i knw i would think twice about inpersonating the queen , tht is a path who dont want to go on, they acted like children

683 days ago

what in the    

People get pranks, or jokes played on them all the time without offing themselves. Their is even a TV show about it. Maybe if she wouldn't have violated confidentiality rules she would still be alive.

683 days ago


I saw the male ******* on CNN fake crying and asking for forgiveness you and your partner SUCK .

683 days ago

henry sena    

this person had mental problems before he prank. i have been pranked and so were my parents. i never remember anyone killing themselves over a joke

683 days ago


I worked at the medicla center in Houston, Texas and anytime a celebrity was admitted we were told to NEVER give any information, Information was only given out by the publicity staff. We were not even allowed to tell our families who was admitted or what they were there for. The staff did WRONG do not blame the DJs, they were only doing their job like the hospital should have done.

683 days ago


Im trying to figure what the hell did she kill herself for

683 days ago


Maybe because she thought there would be bad repercussions for letting information get out about the future queen of the country just because some inbred retards thought it would be fun.

683 days ago


Not laughing now are they

683 days ago


this whole thing is so rediculous! It was a joke, I can't believe people are getting anal about a prank. The lady killed herself, they didn't kill her!!

683 days ago

Made it Past 27    

Shes just sorry she lost her job. She took no resoponsibility; only blaming "people above us"...and when the interviewer asked if it was the producer she replied "i don't know who it was, just the ones above us."...

683 days ago

Made it Past 27    

worst fake crying ever! just sorry they lost their jobs!

683 days ago


I get that they had no idea the nurse would react this way, but they shouldn't have called at all. IT'S A HOSPITAL. PEOPLE ARE SICK AND DYING THERE. They don't need to be distracted from their work. MOREOVER, once real information was starting to come out, they should have hung up or cut the mic. This is an actual person, someone who is sick. This is their medical information. It's not 'Royal Information' it's personal health info. Even if the nurses fell for it, the DJ's should have some respect to ethics.

683 days ago

Rattlesnake Jake    

If somebody can "make" u commit suicide then you probably planned on it anyways. And why was the nurse

683 days ago

Rattlesnake Jake    

All the elements of conspircay -She didn't commit suicide - she got murdered for giving medical info about "royal" family.

683 days ago
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