The two Australian DJs whose prank call to a London hospital caring for Kate Middleton, which later apparently prompted a nurse to commit suicide, will not be charged, British prosecutors said Friday.

The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, while calling London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the condition of Middleton, who was hospitalized for acute morning sickness.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha put the call through to another nurse, who gave details of Middleton's condition. Saldanha hanged herself three days later, after the prank became worldwide news.

According to the New York Daily News, prosecutors said there was no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter, and despite "some evidence" to justify investigating whether the pair violated Britain's Data Protection Act and Malicious Communications Act, prosecution wouldn't be in the public interest.

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