The Doctor That Delivered Prince George Was Awarded Knighthood For Not Messing Anything Up
Dr. Marcus Setchell already has a pretty lengthy title: He's a British obstetrician and gynecologist, and Surgeon-Gynecologist to Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Household. Long, yes, but he can now add one more word to it: According to Us Weekly, Marcus Setchell has been awarded knighthood by the Queen for delivering Prince George earlier this year and, y'know, not messing anything up and stuff. (Yeah, maybe I added that last bit on myself.)
The Queen announced the honor in her New Year's Honours List on Dec. 31. Dr. Setchell delayed his retirement after Middleton, 31, and William, 31, asked him to oversee the birth of their first son.
Aww, how sweet. Prince George was born on July 22 in London, and Setchell now plans to retire at the end of this year — which I guess means today, since it's the last day of the year and stuff. A good note to go out on, that's for sure!
Also reportedly awarded a top honor (Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order) was the matron at King Edward VII's Hospital, Caroline Cassells, where Middleton was treated for severe morning sickness early on in her pregnancy.
Congrats to both Setchell and Cassells.