(Image Source: BBC)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

King Edward VII hospital, where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is staying, says it’s reviewing its procedures after admitting it fell for a prank call and released confidential information about Kate’s condition. CNN has more.

“Two Australian DJs were able to were able to get an update on her condition. They claimed to be the Queen and Prince Philip. ” 

The BBC reports the two radio personalities from Sydney, Australia, were apparently able to fool the hospital staff with this phone call.

“Could I please speak to Kate please, my granddaughter.”
“Oh yes, just hold on … ”
“Thank you!”

“Are they putting us through?”
“Yes”

“If this has work, it’s the easiest prank call we’ve ever made.”  

The two DJs have since apologized for the call, saying they never expected to actually be put through. But the Telegraph reports the hospital was not amused, calling the prank “mean” and “in very bad taste.”

A spokesperson for the hospital tells the Telegraph"This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols."

The Guardian notes this isn’t the first time the Royal Family has been the subject of a prank call.

“In 1995 a Canadian DJ pretending to be Canada's then prime minister... was put through to the Queen and spoke for around 15 minutes, during which he asked her to record a speech in support of Canadian unity before a referendum in Quebec.” 

Reuters reports Kate is said to be feeling better after suffering from intense morning sickness, but has yet to leave the hospital. 

Kate Middleton Prank Call Fools Hospital

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Dec 5, 2012

Kate Middleton Prank Call Fools Hospital

 

(Image Source: BBC)

BY JOHN O’CONNOR

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

King Edward VII hospital, where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is staying, says it’s reviewing its procedures after admitting it fell for a prank call and released confidential information about Kate’s condition. CNN has more.

“Two Australian DJs were able to were able to get an update on her condition. They claimed to be the Queen and Prince Philip. ” 

The BBC reports the two radio personalities from Sydney, Australia, were apparently able to fool the hospital staff with this phone call.

“Could I please speak to Kate please, my granddaughter.”
“Oh yes, just hold on … ”
“Thank you!”

“Are they putting us through?”
“Yes”

“If this has work, it’s the easiest prank call we’ve ever made.”  

The two DJs have since apologized for the call, saying they never expected to actually be put through. But the Telegraph reports the hospital was not amused, calling the prank “mean” and “in very bad taste.”

A spokesperson for the hospital tells the Telegraph"This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols."

The Guardian notes this isn’t the first time the Royal Family has been the subject of a prank call.

“In 1995 a Canadian DJ pretending to be Canada's then prime minister... was put through to the Queen and spoke for around 15 minutes, during which he asked her to record a speech in support of Canadian unity before a referendum in Quebec.” 

Reuters reports Kate is said to be feeling better after suffering from intense morning sickness, but has yet to leave the hospital. 

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