Before the Suicide: Prank-Call DJs Said Kate Middleton Hoax Was ‘Easiest Ever Made’ (VIDEO)
“They were the worst accents ever and when we made that phone call, we were sure 100 people at least before us would have tried the same thing,” host Mel Greig of Sydney’s 2Day FM said after the call was placed on Wednesday.
“We got through and now the entire world is talking,” added Greig’s counterpart, Michael Christian.
Christian and Greig on Wednesday phoned King Edward VII Hospital pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. The call was answered by nurse receptionist Jacintha Saldanha, who then transferred the call to another nurse for an update on Middleton’s condition.
Christian and Greig have yet to comment on Saldanha’s death; the duo has since gone radio silent, according to TMZ.
However, they did release statements on Twitter earlier in the week apologizing for the hoax.
“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,” Christian wrote. “We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.”
Middleton, 30, was admitted to the hospital on Monday for severe morning sickness.
Listen to the call, below.
She was released Thursday.
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