Hospital treating pregnant Kate falls for radio hoax
LONDON (AFP) - The hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine for severe morning sickness admitted on Wednesday that it has fallen victim to a hoax call from an Australian radio station.
Presenters from Sydney's 2Day FM station, posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William's father Prince Charles, managed to get through to a nurse who gave an update on Kate's status and she had not experienced any recent "retching".
The private King Edward VII hospital in London, where 30-year-old Kate was admitted on Monday, confirmed that a nurse discussed Kate's condition and said it "deeply regrets" the incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday.
"This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore," said the hospital's chief executive John Lofthouse.