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Calcutta Orphan's Starring Role at Buckingham Palace Announcing Birth of Prince
JULY 28, 2013Gethin Chamberlain and Claudia Joseph, Daily MailHe began life in a slum apartment in the backstreets of Calcutta, yet rose to become the Royal footman who announced Prince George’s birth to an expectant nation.
To the cheers of thousands of people standing patiently outside Buckingham Palace, it was Badar Azim who strode proudly across the courtyard with the Queen’s Press Secretary Ailsa Anderson to mount the official acknowledgement of the baby’s safe arrival on an ornate easel.
Resplendent in his scarlet and black footman’s outfit, the uniform gave no clue to his humble background.Read more: Daily Mail