December 10, 2012
Australian radio DJs Michael Christian, left, and Mel Greig appeared during an interview with Australia’s Channel Nine “A Current Affair” program. The two managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge’s medical condition, which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents.
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They expected a hang-up and a few laughs.