Prank radio station 'banned' from reporting on royal birth

THE radio station that took part in a hospital prank pretending to be the British royal family has banned staff from reporting on the birth of the couple's second child.  

In December of 2012 broadcasters Mel Greig and Michael Christian pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles to attain information about the Dutchess of Cambridge following her admission to the hospital to give birth to Prince George.  

The nurse who answered the call took her own life two days later after the prank was aired on Australian radio station 2DayFM.   


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However according to the Sunday Telegraph, Southern Cross Austereo's management has allegedly told staff that the birth of the couple's second baby is "under no circumstances" to be reported.  

Australia's media watchdog ACMA released its report on the incident on Thursday, and found that the station breached three clauses, mainly one which "prohibits the broadcast of statements by identifiable persons without their consent".  

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