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TOWN CRIER'S PROCLAMATION PERMISSION.

TOWN crier Tony Appleton, who announced the birth of the new princess, said he was told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be "touched" when he asked if could make the proclamation.

Mr Appleton said he was disappointed to have been labelled a fake by some people when he made the announcement of Prince George's birth two years ago.

Last October he wrote to the royal couple asking if they would have any objections second time around.

Dressed in full regalia and hoarse from his exploits he said: "Last time a lot of people said I was a fake and it was absolutely ridiculous because town criers came to England in 1066 and the town crier was specifically employed by the king to proclaim births, executions, weddings, whatever, and obviously this was the birth.

"So this time I thought 'I'm not going to get caught out', so I wrote to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and asked them if I could proclaim the birth of the new baby."

He read the reply to the letter, which said: "I am sure your royal highnesses would be touched by your kind suggestion.

"Thanks for thinking of them in this way."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:May 4, 2015
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