Aussie Radio Hosts Get Kate Middleton's Real Medical Info With Prank Call (audio)
Radio hosts from the Sydney-based 2DayFM pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles (and their corgis) and got through to Kate Middleton's nurse at King Edward VII Hospital.
Kate Middleton is doing okay, fighting through some severe morning sickness (also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum), after getting some rest and receiving fluids at King Edward VII Hospital in London, and we know that because two Australian radio hosts made a crank phone call. Impersonating Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and their royal corgis, Mel Grieg and Michael Christian of 2DayFM spoke with Kate Middleton's actual nurse, who gave them real, if fairly unremarkable information on the duchess' status.
"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," said the unsuspecting nurse (or perhaps it's better safe than sorry when there is at least some chance you are speaking with the Queen of England).
Grieg and Christian seemed legitimately shocked that they got through to the hospital staff, and they expressed that in an apologetic statement, once their call went viral:
"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," they said in a joint statement with the station. "We're very sorry if we've caused any issues and we're glad to hear that Kate is doing well."
Their accents are one thing, but did no one notice that the call was coming from Australia?