Finally, Australian DJs broke their silence of three days about the prank call. Earlier on Thursday, they made a hoax call to the King Edward VII hospital in Britain. A duty nurse received their call and they asked her about Kate’s condition by impersonating as Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth. Duchess of Cambridge was admitted there for her sickness due to pregnancy.
The problem began when that 46-year old nurse Saldanha was found dead next day of that prank call. Police suspected it to be a suicide case and people put all the blame for this death on the shoulder of those DJs.
In a television show on Monday, the Australian DJs shared their thoughts on this issue. They admitted of making that prank call and made a tearful apology for that call. They said that it was beyond their imagination that the call could bring such a consequence. They even did not think that anyone would take them for real and revealed information about Kate.
Both the radio personalities Michael Christian and Mel Greig were crying while giving an interview on television on Monday. They said that their empathies were with the nurse’s family. Christian said that the accident left them heartbroken, gutted, and shattered. They said to feel very regretful and dismayed for the nurse’s family. The objective of the prank call was to capitalize on the latest hottest topic in news, like Catherine’s pregnancy.
The prank caused public rage and they were accusing both of them as murderers of such an innocent person. By pointing toward the conducts of Michael Christian and Mel Greig, they raised questions over their ethics. However, both of them said on Monday that they had no idea if the prank call went to air. Their only duty was to make a prank call and record that.
Their radio show ‘Hot 30’ was terminated after the death of the nurse.