Marcus Setchell has delivered three royal babies and served as Queen Elizabeth II’s gynecologist since 1990, so it’s about time the guy got knighted!
During an investiture ceremony on March 18 at Buckingham Palace, Prince William performed the honor, giving the physician the title of Sir Marcus, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
Setchell later told reporters what a “great honor” it was “to serve [the Queen] for 24 years” and that the culmination be George’s birth.
Although he declined to talk about his conversation with William, he did reveal that the proud father referred to his 8-month-old as a “bouncing baby.” Setchell has previously called the honor of delivering the royal “a lovely experience.”
Before assisting in George’s birth on July 22, the doctor also delivered Sophie, the Countess of Wessex’s two children, Lady Louise Windsor, 10, and James, Viscount Severn, 6, and treated her after an ectopic pregnancy in 2001.
He also helped Kate Middleton through her diagnosis of hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness, in December 2012. Setchell delayed his retirement in order to deliver the heir to the throne and Kate attended his going away luncheon earlier this month.