Australian DJs impersonate Royals with hoax call to Kate hospital

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Two Australian radio DJ apologised yesterday after impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in a prank call – getting a London hospital to tell them all about Kate Middleton's condition.

The King Edward VII hospital in London acknowledged that the Australian radio station made the hoax call to the hospital in the early hours of Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant and being treated at the hospital for severe morning sickness.

A woman using the often-mimicked voice of Britain's monarch asked after the duchess's health – and was told that Kate "hasn't had any retching with me and she's been sleeping on and off."

"She's sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night. She's been given some fluids. She's stable at the moment," the supposed queen and prince were informed on the station's recording.

The hospital said in a statemtn that its telephone protocols are now being reviewed.

The Australian station 2DayFM placed the recording of the conversation on its website. Australian radio personalities Mel Greig and Michael Christian later apologized for the hoax – along with their station.

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