Hospital Reveals Kate’s Condition In Radio Hoax

Category: Society / Dec 05, 2012 11:42AM EDT
An Australian radio station apologized on Wednesday (December 5) for a prank call to the hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate for severe morning sickness. Two presenters from the Australian 2Day radio station managed to obtain personal details about the Duchess of Cambridge's condition from the hospital while pretending to be William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth and his father, the heir-to-the throne, Prince Charles. Male radio presenter: I hope this happens. Hospital switchboard: Hello, Good morning, Edward VII's Hospital. Female radio presenter: Oh hello there. Could I please speak to Kate please? My granddaughter? Hospital switch: Oh yes, ma'am, just hold on a moment. (Hold music) Male radio presenter: Are they putting us through? Female radio presenter: Yes! (Laughs) Male radio presenter: If this has worked, it is the easiest prank call we have ever made. Your accent sucked by the way, I just want you to know. Female radio presenter: I'm not used to playing old eighty-year-olds. Hospital nurse: (inaudible) Female radio presenter: Kate, my darling, is you there? Hospital nurse: Good morning, ma'am, this is Vanessa speaking, how may I help you? Female radio presenter: Hello, I'm just after my granddaughter Kate, I want to see how her little tummy bug is going." Kate was admitted to the hospital in central London on Monday (December 3) suffering from very acute morning sickness which causes severe nausea and vomiting. News of her pregnancy and her hospitalization has generated worldwide media frenzy with journalists excitedly reporting any update on her condition along with the facial expressions of William when he arrives and departs. The prince's office said it would not be commenting on the prank call.