We laughed. The prank was so sophomoric -- two radio disc jockeys affecting an air of pomp and privilege as they impersonated the queen and prince of England. Surely no one would take them seriously at the British hospital where Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was being treated for morning sickness.
But Jacintha Saldanha did. The nurse on the overnight shift took the call because there was no receptionist on duty, and innocently patched the Australian pranksters through to another nurse, who updated them on the patient.