Town Crier announces third royal baby: Watch!

Hear ye, hear ye! The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Williamwelcomed a healthy baby boy on Monday, April 23 — and town crier Tony Appleton was ready to spread the news.

The 81-year-old, who announced the birth of bothPrince Georgeand Princess Charlotte from the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, reprised his role on Monday with a bell. “Oyez, oyez, oyez!” he began.

It’s a gig Appleton takes very seriously. “Every proclamation I make is important to me, whether it is friend, a company or a member of the royal family,” Appleton told Town & Countryin a story published on Monday, April 23. “They all deserve my best efforts to celebrate good news.”

The unofficial town crier believes that baby No. 3 will be named Philip. Per Sky News, bookies’ four favorite names are Arthur, James, Albert and Philip.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: A town crier announces the birth of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: A Town Crier makes the announcement that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Mike Marsland/ WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Tony Appleton dressed as a town crier rings a bell as he calls out an announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement outside Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement was announced today after they became an official couple in November 2016 and are set to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Media and people gathered outside Kensington Palace for the announcement of Prince Harry's engagement with American Actress Meghan Merkle, in London on November 27, 2017. Tony Appleton, from Chelmsford, Essex, was standing close to the TV crews in full town crier regalia, with a self-made scroll proclaiming the engagement.
Town Crier Tony Appleton outside Green Park in central London near Buckingham Palace after it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
English town crier Tony Appleton proclaims the Queen's record reign outside Buckingham Palace in central London on September 9, 2015. Westminster Abbey's bells will peal, a flotilla will sail down the River Thames and a gun salute will ring out on Wednesday as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: The 'Three Criers' Tony Appleton, Steve Clow and Peter Baker prepare for the Queen's 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Royal wellwisher Tony Appleton poses outside Buckingham Palace in a traditional town crier outfit on September 9, 2015 in London, England. Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria's record by one day. The Queen has reigned for a total of 63 years and 217 days. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 02: Unofficial Town Crier Tony Appleton announces The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, England on May 2, 2015. (Photo by Tolga Akmen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Tony Appleton, the English town crier, announces the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given birth to a baby girl at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Chelmsford town crier Tony Appleton joins a guard of honour to ring out at the funeral mass of colleague Peter Moore, at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. (Photo by Ian Nicholson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Town Crier Tony Appleton announces the birth of Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's baby boy outside of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, on July 22, 2013. Prince William's wife Kate gave birth to a baby boy today, providing Britain's royal family with a future king in an event that had been anticipated around the world, Kensington palace said. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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As previously reported, Middleton, 36, gave birth to a little prince AT 11:01 a.m. local time. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Kensington Palace said in a statement. Of course, William, 35, was on hand for the special delivery. the newborn now joins brother Prince George, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte, 2.

The same easel used for William, George and Charlotte’s births will be displayed at Buckingham Palace to announce the newborn’s moniker.

Kensington Palace announced on September 4 that Middleton was pregnant for a third time. Middleton was forced to go public sooner than she originally planned because she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness.

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and his son Prince George arrive at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kay Nietfeld (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day-visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / STEFFI LOOS (Photo credit should read STEFFI LOOS/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Brandenburg Gate during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by DMC/GC Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Tegel irport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kay Nietfeld (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Tegel airport in Berlin on July 19, 2017. The British royal couple is on a three-day visit in Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd Von Jutrczenka / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read BERND VON JUTRCZENKA/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Berlin's Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by DMC/GC Images)
Prince George arriving at Berlin Airport in Germany.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George arriving at Berlin Airport in Germany.
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge greets people, at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Gregor Fischer/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge visit Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
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