British singer Morrissey has blamed the British royal family for the apparent suicide of a nurse caught in a radio prank involving the Duchess of Cambridge, saying he suspected the royal household put "maximum pressure on her" after the scandal.
Jacintha Saldanha was found dead after she was fooled by two Australian DJs from 2Day FM who called the hospital where Kate was staying last week pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.
The anti-monarchist celebrity told 3 News he was sure the royal household "put maximum pressure on this poor receptionist and nurse, and of course that's kept away from the press."
He also questioned the severity of Kate's condition, saying "is it anorexia, or is it pregnancy? We don't know".
Kate was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital last week suffering extreme morning sickness.
But Morrissey criticised her response to the tragic prank call incident.
"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 don't know," the former Smiths singer said.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did release a statement on December 7, when Mrs Saldanha, 46, was found dead, saying they were "deeply saddened" by the news.
Morrissey is known for laying into the royal family.
Only a few months ago he accused them of "hijacking the Olympics for their own empirical needs".
Meanwhile, it was revealed today that Mrs Saldanha left a suicide note for her family which could provide insight into why she may have taken her own life.
It has not yet been revealed what was written in the note.
The results from a post mortem on Mrs Saldanha's body are also expected soon.