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LONDON — The British hospital treating the former Kate Middleton admitted Wednesday it was victimized by a crank call in which information on her condition was given out to a woman impersonating Queen Elizabeth II.
King Edward VII’s hospital in London acknowledged that an Australian radio station made a hoax call to the hospital in the early hours Tuesday – and the hospital fell for it.
Radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2DayFM joked about impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles shortly before making the call and being transferred to the Duchess’ hospital ward.
The 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant and is being treated at the hospital for severe morning sickness.
Greig, using the often-mimicked voice of the monarch asked after the duchess’ health – and was told that Kate “hasn’t had any retching with me and she’s been sleeping…
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