Prince Charles hits back at Aussie prank callers
RAW VISION: Prince Charles says he's 'thrilled' at becoming a grandfather soon, and also pokes fun at the 2DayFM radio presenters.PT0M24S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2azes 620 349 December 7, 2012
Prince Charles is thrilled by the prospect of becoming a grandfather.
The future king commented for the first time on Thursday about this week's news that his daughter-in-law is pregnant.
"I'm thrilled, marvellous. It's a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age, if I can say so," Charles, 64, told reporters in London.
Prince Charles ... thrilled at being a grandfather. Photo: AFP
Earlier on Thursday, Catherine, 30, was discharged from an exclusive London hospital where she had spent three nights being treated for acute morning sickness.
"I'm very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better, thank goodness," Charles added.
During Catherine's stay, two Australian radio announcers made a prank call to the hospital pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Photo: AFP
The 2Day FM jocks were provided with private details of the duchess's condition by a nurse who referred to DJ Michelle Grieg as "ma'am".
In response to the hoax call, Charles at first answered reporters' questions with: "How do you know I'm not a radio station?"
The broadcaster has since apologised for the prank, while the hospital considers legal action.
Catherine is now resting at her London home, Kensington Palace.