Photo detail

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.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Australian DJs apologize for royal hoax call

They expected a hang-up and a few laughs.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments