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Knighthood For Doctor Who Delivered Baby Prince George

14/08/2014 16:59 | Updated 20 May 2015

Investitures at Buckingham Palace

The doctor who delivered Prince George has received a knighthood – from the baby's dad, Prince William.

Gynaecologist Sir Marcus Setchell received his honour for services to the Royal family from proud dad Wills, who was standing in for the Queen at the investiture service.

The pair chatted as the Duke of Cambridge dubbed Sir Marcus a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO), an honour personally bestowed by the Queen.

Afterwards, Mr Setchell said delivering the baby prince last July was 'a lovely experience'.

He said: "The job of doing it is just the same pleasurable, lovely experience and one hopes for the couple as well...

"There were slight added tensions because of the interest of your profession (the media), and the world."

He said William had told him that George was a 'bouncing baby'.

Mr Setchell served for 24 years as the Queen's surgeon-gynaecologist before retiring last year.

He said about working for the Queen and her family: "Well of course it's a great honour and it's very nice that I was able to serve her for 24 years and that the culmination of it was that Prince George should be born.

"Being a gynaecologist and obstetrician must be one of the nicest jobs in the world.

"There are sometimes things where people are having difficulty getting pregnant or having problems gynaecologically but a great part of the job is thoroughly joyful and it's just a wonderful job to have done.

"I think even after doing this job for 40 years every birth is exciting, moving and lovely."

(And he delivered Parentdish editor's twin boys at an NHS hospital. Doubt he remembers that though!)

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