Australian Hosts, Station Apologize For Royal Prank
December 6, 2012 at 4:26 AM (PT)
AUSTEREO Top 40 2DAY FM/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA "SUMMER HOT 30 COUNTDOWN" hosts MEL GRIEG and MICHAEL CHRISTIAN have apologized for pranking the hospital where KATE MIDDLETON, the Duchess of CAMBRIDGE, was being treated for morning sickness. The pair, poorly imitating QUEEN ELIZABETH and PRINCE CHARLES, got hospital staffers to tell them about MIDDLETON's condition.
On his Twitter feed, CHRISTIAN posted, "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."
KING EDWARD VII'S HOSPITAL issued a statement saying that it "an 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."
2DAY FM issued a statement saying, "2DAY FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the enquiry 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."