Nephew Tommy and Rickey Smiley have been the reigning kings of prank calls, but they have been usurped by a couple knucklehead DJ’s down under.
Two Australian radio hosts may have gotten hospital staff members at the King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes in London staff fired. The dynamic duo, hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian, at Sydney’s 2Day FM made a prank call to the hospital to see if they could get any information on Prince William’s bride, Kate Middleton’s condition…and were allowed access to her nursing staff, according to Time magazine.
As the whole world knows by now, the duchess is pregnant and struggling with a rare violent version of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. During the two-minute conversation Greig and Christian posed as the Queen of England and Prince Charles (This is too funny.). Kate’s nurse filled them in on everything that the duchess did the night before, how she was presently feeling, and when a good time would be for the QUEEN to visit!
WHAT?! They really thought that the Queen of England would make a phone call to the hospital and would be arguing with Prince Charles as to when he was going to bring her to the hospital?! Part of the conversation goes like this:
“Oh hello there, could I please speak to Kate please, my granddaughter,” asks 2Day FM host Mel Greig, pretending to be the Queen.
“Oh yes. Hold on.”
They can’t believe they’ve just been put through to Kate Middleton’s nurse as she gives a full update of Kate’s condition. The hospital administrator, John Lofthouse, may fire some folks and bring the DJ’s up on some sort of violation charges:
“This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols.” On a more serious level, Lofthouse later filmed a video message where he confirmed that the matter was “technically… a breach of patient confidentiality.”
Hosts Grieg and Christian said:
“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.” The radio station also said it “sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused.”
Check out the tape. It is absolutely unbelievable that they were able to get through. We are surprised as they are.