Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Tony Appleton – Lord of the Manor of Great Baddow talking to Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor. | PA/Tony appleton
Tony Appleton, otherwise known as “the Royal Town Crier”, rang in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee yesterday and he admits that the thought of celebrating this milestone in history makes his hair stand on end. “It’s an amazing achievement. Who would have known that I would go on to develop a close relationship with the royals when I first met the Queen when I was serving in the Royal Navy aged 17,” Tony, who first shot to fame in Mallorca, told the Bulletin this week. His two great passions in life have been Mallorca and the royal family and both have made him an international legend.