By George! Royal doctor takes delivery of a title

By Ellen Branagh

Published: 31/12/2013

The doctor who oversaw the safe delivery of Prince George and the parents of slain London teenager Jimmy Mizen are recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List.

Marcus Setchell, who was Queen’s gynaecologist for two decades, is among those to receive an honour in the latest round.

Some 1,195 people have received an award and for the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, there are more women (51%) on the list than men. Marcus Setchell, 70, who delayed his retirement after being asked by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to oversee the birth of the third in line to the throne, becomes Sir Marcus as he is made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order – an honour in the personal gift of the Queen.

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