Queen Elizabeth, right, with Kate in March. (Oli Scarff/Reuters)

Michael Christian, an Australian DJ on the air early Tuesday as he and co-host Mel Greig managed to get a London hospital switchboard to connect them to Kate Middleton’s nursing staff by pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. Despite their in­cred­ibly hokey and obvious shtick (“Charles, when are you going to walk those bloody corgis?”), a nurse shared details on how Prince William’s pregnant wife is coping with morning sickness. The DJs apologized Wednesday, reports the Associated Press, and the hospital promised an investigation. (Update, 12/7, as story takes tragic turn: nurse involved in inquiry dies)

Hear some of the call. . .

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