Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How Aussie’s 2Day FM Radio Did It

An Adelaide radio host is courting royal uproar with a prank call to the hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. (See original posting, Click Here)

Mel Greig

A simple Google search and a phony plummy British accent was all it took for Adelaide media personality Mel Greig to secure the biggest international scoop so far in the Kate Middleton pregnancy.

Greig and her Sydney Hot30 radio co-host Michael Christian impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles during a prank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday night, successfully finding out details of Middleton's condition.

"We just Googled the hospital number and decided to call them, assuming they would have had 100 calls already that day from people trying to pretend to get through to talk to her (Middleton) ... ours seemed to work for some reason," Greig said.

With the Duchess of Cambridge battling chronic morning sickness, Greig put on her "worst Queen accent" and called hospital reception to inquire about her "granddaughter".

"Oh, hello there, could I please speak to Kate please, my granddaughter ... I want to see how her little tummy bug is going," the former Amazing Race Australia contestant said.

From there she was transferred through to Middleton's private nurse who nervously relayed information about the pregnant royal.

"She's sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night, um and sleep is good for her.

"As we speak, she's been given some fluids to rehydrate her cause she was quite de-hydrated when she came in, um, but she's stable at the moment," the nurse said.

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