Anorak News | Sydney radio hosts prank Kate Middleton’s hospital

Sydney radio hosts prank Kate Middleton’s hospital

by | 5th, December 2012

SYDNEY radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian from 2Day FM called King Edward VII Hospital pretending to be the Queen and Prince Phil.

They say:

“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. 2Day FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the inquiries to Kate’s hospital. The radio segment was done with lighthearted intentions. We wish Kate and her family all the best and we’re glad to hear she’s doing well.”

A counter statement follows:

“King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes can confirm that an Australian radio station made a hoax call to the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning. This call was transferred through to a ward and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff. King Edward VII’s Hospital deeply regrets this incident.”

John Lofthouse, chief executive at King Edward VII’s Hospital, adds:

“This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols.”

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