Kate Middleton's Hospital Leaked Her Personal Information to Prank Caller (AUDIO)

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No one is safe from pranks — not even pregnant Kate Middleton.

Ever since the palace announced her pregnancy on Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge has been receiving treatment for severe morning sickness at King Edward VII Hospital in London, England. Just one day after Prince William's wife was admitted, hosts from Sydney, Australia-based radio station 2Day FM pulled a prank at Middleton's expense. Pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Charles, co-hosts Mel Grieg and Michael Christian phoned the hospital, claiming to be calling in search of their "granddaughter."

"Kate, my darling, are you there?" Grieg said in the two-minute conversation. "Good morning ma'am. This is a nurse speaking. How may I help you?" a hospital staffer responded. "Hello. I'm  just after my granddaughter Kate. I wanted to see how her little tummy bug is going," Grieg inquired.

It seems the radio DJ's dupe was convincing, as the staff member went on to share private information about Middleton's condition. But 2Day FM, surprised the trick proved successful, has since said it "sincerely apologizes" for its hoax.

The King Edward VII Hospital has also issued an apology for falling for it. "This call was transferred through to a ward and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff," a hospital spokesperson said, according to BBC. "King Edward VII's Hospital deeply regrets this incident." The medical institution is now reviewing its telephone protocols.

Middleton remains under care of the hospital, where the royal — who is not even 12 weeks pregnant — continues to recover from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a potentially dangerous form of morning sickness. Early Wednesday, Prince William returned to his wife's bedside for a third day in a row.

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