Kate Middleton hospital prank call tragedy latest

Latest news about the Royal prank call by Australian DJs to pregnant Kate Middleton’s hospital and the resulting apparent suicide of a nurse.

 
 

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UPDATE at 12 Dec 2012, 9:53am: ROYAL HOAX CALL NURSE WAS FOUND HANGING

UPDATE at 12 Dec 2012, 9:46am: ROYAL HOAX DJs “PLAYING DUMB” ON PRANK CALL RULES?

UPDATE at 11 Dec 2012, 4.06pm: AUTOPSY OF ROYAL PRANK CALL NURSE EXPECTED TODAY

UPDATE at 11 Dec 2012, 11:57am: POLICE INVESTIGATING ‘ANONYMOUS’ YOUTUBE THREAT MADE TO ROYAL HOAX CALL RADIO STATION

UPDATE at 10 DEC 2012, 10:29am: OPINION –  (ROYAL HOAX CALL) GUILT AND BLAME: THE ULTIMATE SHAPE-SHIFTERS

UPDATE at 10 DEC 2012, 09:46am: ROYAL PRANK CALL DJs BREAK SILENCE: WATCH FULL INTERVIEW HERE

UPDATE at 10 DEC 2012, 06:20am: 2DAY FM RADIO DUO TO APOLOGIZE OVER ROYAL PRANK CALL NURSE DEATH TRAGEDY

UPDATE at 10 DEC 2012, 05:35am: AUSSIE MEDIA COMMENTARY IN RESPONSE TO ROYAL HOSPITAL PRANK CALL NURSE DEATH

UPDATE at 08 DEC 2012, 11:04am: ALL ADVERTISING ON 2DAY FM SUSPENDED FOLLOWING ROYAL HOAX CALL DEATH 

UPDATE at 08 DEC 2012, 10:57am: HOSPITAL IN ROYAL PRANK CALL TRAGEDY WRITES TO 2DAY FM FOLLOWING NURSES DEATH

UPDATE at 07 DEC 2012, 22:09: AUSTRALIAN ROYAL HOAX CALL DUO TAKEN OFF AIR – read more

UPDATE at 07 DEC 2012, 22:09: ROYAL FAMILY EXPRESS SORROW OVER NURSE’S DEATH – read more

UPDATE at 07 DEC 2012, 15:40: NURSE AT CENTRE OF ROYAL RADIO PRANK CALL FOUND DEAD IN SUSPECTED SUICIDE – read more

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REPORT on 06 DEC 2012, 10:20: THE Australian DJs who made the prank call to the hospital where the pregnant Kate Middleton is receiving treatment have apologised but the controversy rages on.

Aussie DJs and radio station apologise for royal prank call

Mel Greig and Michael Christian from 2Day FM posed as the Queen and Prince Charles during the phone call to King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening (AEDT) and were put through to a nurse who gave an update on the Duchess’s condition.

They have since apologised, saying they were surprised the call was put through. The prank call was pre-recorded and vetted by lawyers before being broadcast to listeners in Sydney.

“2Day FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the inquiries to Kate’s hospital,” a station spokeswoman said.

Audio: Listen to the full prank phone call to the hospital treating the pregnant Kate Middleton, made by Australian radio hosts

Hospital hoax call was treason, suggests expert

However, a legal expert told British tabloid The Sun: “It would be open to the Attorney General to consider the possibility of a prosecution for treason.”

According to the popular UK daily, the crime of treason has been on the books since the reign of Henry IV and extends to citizens of Commonwealth countries including Australia. Apparently the penalty for high treason is death, although a life sentence is more likely, The Sun asserts.

No further comment, says Australian regulator

Meanwhile, the Australian communications regulator has received complaints about a hoax call made by the 2Day FM radio hosts to the London private hospital where Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine is being treated for acute morning sickness.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has advised complainants to approach the station’s owners first.

“If a complainant is dissatisfied with the response, then a complaint can be made to the ACMA,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

“The ACMA has no further comment.”

IMAGE: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant and currently in a London hospital suffering from acute morning sickness. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

 
 
 

 
 

6 Comments

  1. chelsea says:

    You people are absolutely absurd. The DJs did nothing for this woman to kill herself. She took her own life and her choices should not be deemed the responsibility of the DJs.

  2. StinkinAuzzies says:

    how would they like it if some one prank called their mum that their dad had died and then their mum had a heart attack that would be so funny wouldn’t it …..

  3. Amy says:

    What a disgrace you are!!! I hope you feel responsible for the tragic death that has happened as a result of your “prank”.

  4. Steve says:

    Wonder if it’s so funny now that the receptionist who picked up the phone and was duped by these so called DJs has today been found dead, apparently suicide.. Well done guys, hope you’re happy, why don’t you make a real phone call to the receptionists loved ones and explain it was only a joke! What’s that I hear? I think I hear the end of your careers

  5. leo from Canada says:

    Their call was a reflection of themselves, and their absence of moral integrity.
    Their fame will last “two days”, their incapacity to have basic human respect for others, is probably there to stay, and this will be what they’ll be remember for.
    What a contradiction and injustice, that with so many voiceless people in the world, that would have great things to say , the privilege of the microphone is put on the hands of the unintelligent that have nothing of significant value to say.

    • Mouzle says:

      Leo from Canada is absolutely right.
      Also, I can’t help feeling that this is what years of allowing the media to push the boundaries unchecked under the banner of removing censorship has given us. Freedom of the press doesn’t exist across the globe. Where it does exist it has taken centuries of struggle to win. It could so easily be lost in the hands of some of today’s media who seem across the board to neglect to understand their responsibilities.
      Even if the tragic part of this prank had not occurred it would still have changed 2 nurse’s lives forever in some way. It would still have allowed the confidential medical state of a young mother to be to be aired in public, a privacy violation that nobody in the modern world should tolerate. And finally it would have tainted the first joy of a young mother to be, absolutely unforgivable.
      The actions of this vacuous looking pair of 3rd rate radio station presenters is utterly thoughtless and self serving at best.
      With the deeply regrettable tragedy now attached to this childish prank it rings more as callous and culpable act for gain. How they gloated.
      When will some in the media realize that for the sake of a forgettable 5 minutes of fame they may impact some people’s lives forever.