Australian radio station boasts of royal prank over Kate's pregnancy

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    paulinusa

    Heard the recording and it's amazing to me how someone would believe that was the Queen (who is 86) on the line.

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    globalwatcher

    Presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who posed as the Queen and Prince Charles, apologized after an uproar in Britain.

    Send them to Afganistan to let them see what's very important in life and humanity.

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    Jimizo

    @PaulinUsa Exactly. Just heard it myself. I can do a better plummy accent than that. It sounded like Michael Caine in 'Zulu'.

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    Herve Nmn L'Eisa

    Some folks just can't take a joke in this all-too-p.c. world.

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    megosaa

    yea.. "some folks" just can't. ;-)

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    Frungy

    It would have been a bit of harmless fun if they hadn't asked for private information and then broadcast it to an entire country. The nurse will almost certainly lose her job, and Kate certainly isn't in any condition to be amused about people talking about her "retching". If it was my wife I'd give these presenters a right kicking.

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    Tom DeMicke

    I smell a lawsuit!

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    Thunderbird2

    Jonathan Ross and beardie whatsisname Goth bloke were sacked from their BBC radio posts for a prank call less serious than this. I mean it's childish... "I know, let's call the hospital and pretend to be the Queen..." Playground mentality.

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    Tamarama

    Made me cringe when I heard this. Many FM radio stations in Australia appeal to the lowest common denominator, whom might think this was funny. For everyone else, well....

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    YuriOtani

    they should be arrested for impersonation and identity theft. Send them to west gate and get them to do a hornpipe. Am sure what they did was also treason against the crown and punishable as such. There is no question of their guilt.

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    Fadamor

    "Harmless fun" would have been getting put through to the ward nurse. "Invasion of privacy" involves broadcasting someone's medical condition over public airwaves without the patient's permission. Guess which one these guys have committed?

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    Fadamor

    I'm surprised that Australia doesn't require permission before a private citizen's voice can be put on the air. If they had done this in the States, the two would be quickly unemployed and both them and their former employer would be sued for invasion of privacy.

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    JonathanJo

    Gross invasion of privacy. The boss of 2Day FM should resign, IMHO.

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    YuriOtani

    See I am getting the minus, how would you feel if your private medical data was put on radio? I know they will not hang but a period of time and a large fine will get theirs and other peoples attention.

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    KariHaruka

    Presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who posed as the Queen and Prince Charles, apologized after an uproar in Britain.

    Really? Caused an uproar in Britain? I know countless people in the UK and I visit the BBC News website everyday and I didn't hear or see anything about this. So much for an uproar.

    Also the people who said the nurse could lose her job over this. I'm sorry but if you don't question what appears to be a imitation then you aren't fit for that job. There is something called common sense.

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    MeanRingo

    WOW, the woman killed herself. Hope these guys are happy with their gag.

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    JonathanJo

    I'm really shocked. There really should be people resigning in Sydney.

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    Etienne Steyn

    I hope the two radio dj's are very proud of themselves, being directly responsible for the death of the poor nurse they duped who committed suicide. May they never have a day of peace again in their entire lives. They should be arrested and charged with culpable homicide!! May they rot in hell for the hell they are putting the family of the poor nurse through!!

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    globalwatcher

    Duchess of Cambridge prank call nurse dies

    http://news.msn.com/world/duchess-of-cambridge-prank-call-nurse-dies

    As you know the stress sometime contributes to high blood pressure. I am sure she had to deal with a lot. I sure would like to send these prankers to Afgan War to get a real lesson about life-human sufferings in real world. Nothing else is more important than this.

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    Fadamor

    Also the people who said the nurse could lose her job over this. I'm sorry but if you don't question what appears to be a imitation then you aren't fit for that job.

    @KariHaruka Apparently the nurse agreed with you.

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