In a Monday, July 22, 2013 file photo, Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London. Well-wishers waiting outside St. Mary's Hospital in London might have been forgiven for thinking Appleton had the royal seal of approval. Appleton is in fact a crier, but in Romford, a commuter town just east of London, and in Bury St. Edmunds, a market town in southeastern England, not Buckingham Palace. In an interview Wednesday, July 24, he acknowledged that he had no official royal role, but simply showed up in costume after getting a tipoff that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth. Confused American journalists identified him as a bona fide mouthpiece for Buckingham Palace.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)