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Kate Middleton's Gynecologist Knighted: Prince William Does The Honours

03/20/2014 10:56 EDT | Updated 03/20/2014 11:59 EDT
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, speaks with Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge as they arrive with their son Prince George at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. Britain's 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George will be christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London. (AP Photo/John Stillwell/Pool)

The man who delivered royal baby Prince George into this world now has another honour to his name — a knightship.

Sir Marcus Setchell, 70, has served as surgeon-gynecologist to Queen Elizabeth II since 1990, and put off retirement to be around for the new royal's birth, according to EOnline.

Stepping in for his grandmother, Prince William performed the honour, which designated Setchell as Sir Marcus a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO). The pair chatted for a bit and Sir Setchell later told the Telegraph, "I think there's a code that you never report what's been said to you but he did make some remarks about what a bouncing baby George is now. He's got a great future I think."

Sir Setchell was the same doctor who attended to the Duchess of Cambridge when she experienced acute morning sickness early in her pregnancy. He also assisted in the caesarean section births for the Countess of Wessex, an emergency one for Lady Louise Windsor in 2003 and the other for James, Viscount Severn, in 2007.

As of March, Sir Setchell officially retired, complete with a luncheon attended by the Duchess herself. But as he told the Telegraph upon his knightship, "It's a great honour and it's very nice that I was able to serve [the Queen] for 24 years and that the culmination of it was that Prince George should be born."

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