Oh, golly. Who to point the finger to regarding the prank call two Australian DJs pulled on a nurse at King Edward VII Hospital in London this morning.
“She’s sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night,” the nurse told 2Day FM DJ Mel Greig, who was impersonating the Queen.
John Lofthouse, the hospital’s chief executive, released the following statement: “This was a foolish prank call that we all deplore. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols.”
While St. James’s Palace declined to comment on the matter, former press secretary to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter told the Daily Mail that is was “a shocking breach of security.”
“The Royal Family have been clients of the King Edward VII Hospital for many, many years and it simply beggars belief that a member of the public could call up and obtain details of the Duchess’s medical condition in this way.”
Apparently a legal team vetted the pre-recorded call before allowing it to air from Sydney, but the duo released a statement of apology after the incident went down.
“We were very surprised that our call was put through,” the statement read. ”We thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents.
“We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.”
Read the full transcript of the call, as well as audio, after the jump. Read More »