Queen Elizabeth honors doctor who delivered Prince George and matron of King Edward VII's Hospital for helping Kate Middleton deliver safely

By Gina DiFalco,

Queen Elizabeth II has knighted Marcus Setchell, the royal family’s surgeon and gynecologist, who delayed retiring in order to deliver baby Prince George in July. She also honored the matron of King Edward VII's Hospital.

The Queen honored Setchell by appointing him Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on Tuesday, Dec. 31 as part of her New Year's Honours List.

She also honored Caroline Cassells, who was instrumental in helping the Duchess of Cambridge when she had morning sickness early on in her pregnancy. The matron at King Edward VII's Hospital was appointed as the Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

According to Us Weekly, the Queen gave Setchell and Cassells these special honors as a personal gift.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen’s grandson and granddaughter in-law, welcomed Prince George on July 22 at King Edward VII's Hospital. He was christened back in October.

The Telegraph notes during the Queen’s Christmas message, she talked about her great-grandson, saying, "As so many of you will know, the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future with renewed happiness and hope. For the new parents, life will never be quite the same again."

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