Kate’s hospital pranked by Australian radio DJs, pretended as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles (Listen)By Angel Cuala on Dec 6, 2012 in Australia, Europe, Lifestyle, Weird •
Updated: December 8, 2012 10:20 a.m.
Kate‘s hospital was pranked by two Australian radio DJs, who pretended as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. The prank call was aired by the radio station, which an edited portion can be heard below. The radio station, along with the DJs and hospital officials, later apologized for the incident.
Mel Greig Michael and Christian of 2Day FM, who
made the royal prank call to Kate’s hospital
Image Credit: Hot30 Countdown
According to Daily Mail on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2Day FM, a Sydney radio station, made a prank call at around 5:30 a.m. (local time) last Tuesday to King Edward VII Hospital in London, where pregnant Kate Middleton was brought due to acute morning sickness.
As noted in the report, Greig impersonated the voice of Queen Elizabeth and Christian imitated Prince Charles‘ voice on their Hot30 Countdown radio show. Later, they called the said hospital, and their conversation with one of Kate‘s private nurses, who thought that the phone call was real and authentic.
“Are they putting us through? If this has worked, it’s the easiest prank call we’ve ever made. Your accent sucked, by the way.” Michael Christian was heard on the audio, telling to Mel Greig before the call was answered. Barking sounds made by the two DJs can be heard in the background, when the nurse received the call and replied politely.
“She’s sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night. She’s been given some fluids; she’s stable at the moment. I would suggest that any time after nine o’clock will be suitable to visit. We’ll be getting her freshened up.” The unsuspecting nurse told them, giving details about the status of the Duchess of Cambridge.
“King Edward VII Hospital Sister Agnes can confirm that an Australian radio station made a hoax call to the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.” A hospital spokesman was quoted telling to Daily Mail, with King Edward VII Hospital CEO John Lofthouse also confirming the report.
“This call was transferred through to a ward and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff. King Edward VII Hospital deeply regrets this incident.” The spokesman added, with the radio station and Michael Christian later apologizing for the prank call.
“Just on our royal prank call…We were very surprised that our call was put through. We thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.” Michael Christian (@MContheradio) tweeted.
Voices of Mel Greig and Michael Christian, impersonating the voices of Queen Elizabeth and
Prince Charles, and edited conversation with one of Kate Middleton’s private nurses
Audio Credit: dokesgaming/YouTube/Hot30Countdown
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