Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The royal baby and a knighthood

A lot of new parents leave a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers with the staff who looked after mum and baby on the maternity ward but when you're royal, your options for saying thank you are a bit wider.  Today, Prince William presented the man who brought his son into the world with one of the Royal Family's most prestigious honours at an investiture at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital with Prince George in July 2013

Marcus Satchell retired earlier this month after a long and distinguished career.  And Prince George wasn't the first royal baby to be delivered by the doctor - he also brought Lady Louise Wessex and James, Viscount Severn into the world.  Prince William invested him as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the ceremony but he may not have seen the last of Sir Marcus.  The doctor has threatened to come out of retirement to deliver any future baby Cambridges - given that William has said that one baby is enough for now, he may have a long wait.

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