THE chairman of the London hospital described the hoax call from the Australian Radio station as ‘simply appalling’.

Sydney’s 2DayFM spokesman said he was confident the law had not been broken. Questions are being asked and that may change.

It should be remembered that if the British media had not divulged the pregnancy early, when their ‘lookouts’ had noticed that the Duchess had been admitted to hospital, the news would not have gone global and the two thoughtless Australian radio DJs would not have been able to latch on and ply their hoax.

The royal couple would then have been able to announce the news in their own time, especially in the Duchess’s situation.

J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.