Royal baby footman 'blessed'

ITV News has tracked down Badar Azim, a Buckingham Palace footman who played a starring role in announcing the birth of Prince George but had to return to Calcutta, India, after his visa expired.

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Royal baby announcement 'was a proud moment'

The Queen's Press Secretary Ailsa Anderson and footman Badar Azim posting the royal baby birth notification in front of Buckingham Palace. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Badar Azim said that the moment he posted the official announcement of the birth of Prince George felt "great."

"Obviously it was a proud moment for me."

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Buckingham Palace to Calcutta: Footman returns home

Queen's Press Secretary Ailsa Anderson and footman Badar Azim placing the royal baby birth notification onto an easel. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Badar Azim has returned to his family in Calcutta, he was a footman at Buckingham Palace and had helped display the official announcement of the birth of Prince George.

Badar Azim has now returned to Credit: ITV News

Speaking exclusively to ITV News Badar said he had been "blessed" to be a part of the royal baby announcement, and said he would love to return to the UK.

Royal baby footman 'would love to return to the UK'

Footman Badar Azim has returned to Calcutta after his visa ran out. Credit: ITV News

Footman Badar Azim carried the official notice of the birth of Prince George to be displayed at the gates of Buckingham Palace but has now returned home to Calcutta after his visa ran out.

Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Badar said he would love to return to the UK "if the opportunity arises."

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