The Royal Family is not amused, and the British press have gone into meltdown over the antics of two Aussie DJ's from Sydney's 2Day FM.
Their masquerade resulted in a trusting nurse revealing intimate details about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition live on air.
According to The London Sun's Australian correspondent Frank Thorne "the whole British press are totally shellshocked."More stories from Today Tonight
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"Ever since Princess Diana was perceived to have been hounded to death by the press, the Royals have been off limits. There are agreements with editors and you're walking on eggshells when you're reporting anything to do with the Royal family," Thorne said.
2Day's Summer Hot 30 hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian were quick to respond to the furor, apologising and explaining their segment was done with lighthearted intentions, and wishing the Royal family well.
Despite being hounded by the international press all night, on air this morning Greig was still laughing.
John Lofthouse, CEO of King Edward VII Hospital in London, where Kate is being treated, is embarrassed by the privacy breach, but is quick to insist "there is no chance whatsoever that this call could have been put through to the patient."
He says he is "not impressed," and that "it was a pretty poor trick to play."
However the duo's impression of the Queen and the Prince are so poor, it's hard to believe that anyone could fall for it.
According to Royal commentator Rob Jobson "it was really daft for the hospital to have fallen for it because not only were the actual accents and impressions pretty awful, but I don't think it would have operated like that."
He says "it was a perfectly funny thing to do, and it show you the Australian sense of humour is still there, alive and kicking, and we should just take it like that."
Regardless, it's become the biggest scandal to hit Price William and Catherine since the topless photo debacle.
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