Stephen Colbert Learns Royal Baby Town Crier Was a Fraud, Loses Faith in Pageantry (Video)

If the guy with a bell, scroll and oversized feathered cap was not real, what is?

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Just when you thought you the incessant royal baby coverage was over, the "Colbert Report" pulls viewers back in.

After "accidentally" mistaking a blurred photo of Anthony Weiner's penis for baby George Alexander Louis's umbilical cord, it was time for Colbert to tackle the topic of the fake town crier.

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Yes, the "Hear Ye, Hear Ye" guy at the birth announcement was a total fraud named Tony Appleton. Not only was he not invited by the British Royal Family — he's not even from London.

But Appleton is for hire for weddings, birthdays and bar mitvahs — so book him while his calendar is not overflowing and his hat plummage is still bright and feathery.

Colbert now suspects that Appleton may not be the only fraud involved in this whole "royal baby" thing. Cue Ali G. as Baby Cambridge.

Watch the clip: