18. The birth announcement is displayed on an easel
But not just any easel. When a new royal child is born, news of the birth is displayed on a golden noticeboard outside Buckingham Palace for all to see. It’s a tradition that dates all the way back to the 19th century, but these days modern technology is used as well. After the announcement on the easel, royal spokespeople also release a statement on Twitter.
17. An unofficial town crier also announces the news
An archaic tradition? Sure, but a fun one nonetheless. Ever since the days of yore where many people were illiterate, a town crier has been on hand to announce any new royal births. And at the moment there’s an unofficial town crier, Tony Appleton, doing just that whenever the need arises. He’s not employed by the Palace, but he did announce the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
16. No surname is needed for a royal baby
Royals are obliged to register the births of new children, even though the whole world has probably heard of their existence beforehand. But they don’t need to include a surname on the forms! However, royal can choose one for those occasions when a surname might come in useful, such as at school. Prince George reportedly uses “George Cambridge” around his classmates. And William has been known to go by “William Wales.”