Radio DJs pretend to be queen, make prank call to Kate's hospital
The King Edward VII Private Hospital on December 4, 2012 in London, England.
December 5th, 2012
07:59 AM ET

Radio DJs pretend to be queen, make prank call to Kate's hospital

Two Australian radio DJs made a prank call to the hospital where Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, is staying with acute morning sickness, claiming to be Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles.

The DJs, from Sydney's 2Day FM station, succeeded in getting through to Kate's private nurse at King Edward VII Hospital and had a brief conversation that included some details of her condition, according to audio of the call posted online.

The hospital issued a statement Wednesday confirming that the hoax call had been transferred to a ward in the early hours of Tuesday morning and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff.

The hospital "deeply regrets" the incident, it said.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    I don't understand. How could they get through to a royal's private nurse by pretending to be Freddie Mercury and Brian May?

    December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Canadian Observer

    Interesting.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Philip

    This appears to be a simple case: Obstruction of medical services.
    Like getting in the way of an ambulance or an elaborate hoax where Kate is wheeled to the abortion clinic. Not funny. Criminal.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. American Interester

    Observing. :)

    December 5, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Canadian Observer

      It's interesting to observe.

      December 5, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. AWOL Chilean US troop

    Observanly interesting, rather. Moreso to go AWOL and be involved. Active involvement. Plus if I survive, I'm a US citizen!

    December 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. banasy©

    What dolts.

    December 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • BOMBO ©

      Who, the DJ's or the commenters?

      December 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Alter Nut

    DJ Slim Dog pretends to be president Obama, makes crank call to Michelle @Jenny Craig studio.

    December 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. chrissy

    Lol as if Michelle Obama ever needed to go too Jenny Craig! Your eyesight must be failing you! Still boggles my mind that kate has to be hospitalized for MORNING SICKNESS lol! Whata wimp! Wait til labor hits lmao!

    December 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    lol @ BOMBO, were you asking about banasys *dolts* post? Cuz i wondered that very same thing lol!

    December 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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