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FYI, the Town Crier Is Not Actually Affiliated With the Royal Family

5 monthes ago   |   By Pop Sugar

Hear ye, hear ye, the royal baby is finally here!
On Monday, Kensington Palace announced both on Twitter and by putting up the official framed announcement at Buckingham Palace that the royal baby had finally arrived. Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third child , a baby boy, and these official announcements weren't the only way people learned about the birth. .. the town crier was there to ring his bell and raise his voice.
While you might know a little bit about town criers, they are somewhat foreign to the American people, so we thought we'd explain their purpose and if...
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Sorry, but This Old-Timey Town Crier Did Not Announce the Birth of the Royal Baby

Sorry, but This Old-Timey Town Crier Did Not Announce the Birth of the Royal Baby

5 monthes ago   |   By Pop Sugar

As the world eagerly awaited the birth of the third royal baby , many were surprised to see the news being proclaimed by a traditional town crier on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital. The news, however, was not in fact delivered by the heavily decorated gentleman. Instead, the official announcement was delivered by Kensington Palace on Twitter , while an easel was also displayed in front of Buckingham Palace.
So, what was going on with that town crier? As it turns out, Tony Appleton is the 81-year-old official town crier for the town of Romford , England. He is, however, a sort of freelance...
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