Royal baby footman returns to India after visa expires

A Buckingham Palace footman who played a leading role in announcing the birth of Prince George has left his job after his visa expired.

Badar Azim was pictured in publications across the globe after helping the Queen's press secretary Alisa Anderson display the official birth notice outside Buckingham Palace.

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However the Indian-born footman has now left his post in the Queen's royal household, which he held since last year, after his visa expired.

Footman Badar Azim (right) has left his job after his visa expired. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

There were reports that the 25-year-old attempted to renew his visa, but has now returned home after failing with his application.

The footman's father, Mohammed Rahim, a 52-year-old welder, and his 41-year-old mother Mumtaz Begum, only discovered their son's role in the birth announcement when they saw his picture in Indian newspapers.