Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge knighted Sir Marcus Setchell today in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The now retired doctor was honored for his service to the British Royal Family, including delivering the Queen’s grandchildren Lady Louise Windsor and her brother James, Viscount Severn (the children of Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, The Countess of Wessex). More recently Sir Marcus delivered Prince George, the son of Prince William and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) who is, of course, third in line to the throne behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his father, Prince William.
Sir Marcus served The Queen as her surgeon-gynaecologist for over twenty years before retiring a few months ago. It’s been said that he intended to retire earlier, but when Kate was pregnant he decided to stay on for the duration of her pregnancy.
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