Two radio DJ’s claiming to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles pranked called Kate’s hospital after she’d been admitted for acute morning sickness. Read on for all the details of this hoax!
DJ’s Mel Greig and Michael Christian from Sydney’s 2Day FM station successfully prank called Kate Middleton‘s hospital room on December 4. They were able to actually speak to her private nurse at King Edward VII Hospital and were given actual information on Kate’s condition, according to audio of the call posted online (which you can listen to yourself, at the bottom of this post).
Radio DJ Pretends To Be Queen Elizabeth II, Asks About Kate’s “Tummy Bug”
During the call, you can hear Mel posing as Queen Elizabeth II saying “Hello, I’m just looking after my granddaughter, Kate. I wanted to see how her little tummy bug is going.”
It’s unclear to exactly what the nurse told Mel, but she says the nurse “was giving us real information” that even left her in shock.
“We were very surprised that our call was put through,” Mel is quoted as saying. “We thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents.”
King Edward VII Hospital’s Response To Prank Call
On December 5, the hospital released a statement confirming the prank caller had been transferred Kate’s nurse on December 4 and a short conversation with the nurse took place.
A spokesperson added :”This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols.”
Australian Radio Station Apologizes for Prank Call
The same day, the radio station also issued an apology on its Twitter feed, saying: “2Day FM sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the inquiry to Kate’s hospital, the radio segment was done with light-hearted intentions, we wish Kate and her family all the best and we’re glad to hear she’s doing well.”
No official comment on the incident has come from Prince William or Kate yet.
The Duchess of Cambridge is currently receiving treatment after being admitted December 3 with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition involving nausea and vomiting which are more severe than regular morning sickness some women suffer during early pregnancy.
LISTEN: The Queen Elizabeth Prank Call
So HollywoodLifers, after listening to the DJs’ prank call to the hospital where Kate Middleton is currently staying, chime in: was this a funny prank?
— Eric Ray
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