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DJs apologize for prank call, cry over nurse’s death

They’re off air after posing as British royals

SYDNEY — They expected a hang-up and a few laughs. But the Australian DJs behind a hoax phone call to the London hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated were deeply apologetic Monday as they described how the joke went too far.

The call, in which they impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, went through, and their station broadcast and even trumpeted the confidential information they received.

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