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One is not amused - DJ pretending to be Queen gets hospital update on Kate's baby

Brian O'Reilly

Published 05/12/2012 | 11:47

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AN AUSTRALIAN radio DJ impersonating the queen convinced a nurse at the hospital in which Kate Middleton is being treated to give an update on her condition.

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Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who present the Summer 30 show on Australian radio station 2Day FM, called the hospital in the early hours of this morning.

Mel asked to “speak to Kate please, my granddaughter”, with the receptionist asking her to hold.

A nurse then came on the line and proceeded to give the hoax caller a full update on Middleton’s condition.

The King Edward VII Hospital has confirmed that the conversation took place and said in a statement: “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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