Royal Baby Easel Tradition Is More Important Than You Think
The birth of the new princess had already been announced via Twitter hours prior, but the easel is a centuries-old tradition based in security.May 2, 2015
Hundreds of well-wishers welcomed the royal family’s newest member at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, and she’s pretty obviously the most popular person in the kingdom right now.
"May our princess be long-lived, happy and glorious," unofficial town crier Tony Appleton shouted. (Video vid The Telegraph)
The “she” part was a secret kept well enough even the man who acted as town crier for the media and the crowds had to scribble a date and circle the gender on his scroll.