Random info: Whenever I see the word “doctor” followed by the word “who” in a sentence, I automatically think of Doctor Who, the television show. I’m a Whovian.
There is some random Kate and William bits to report:
- Prince William knighted the man who delivered Prince George. Sir Marcus Setchell (as he is now known) was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order yesterday at Buckingham Palace. William performed the investiture. Setchell saved the lives of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor in 2003, when he delivered Louise a month early via cesarean. Sophie almost died. If Setchell was going to be knighted, he should have been knighted for that, not for delivering George. I do love that Setchell is so “I don’t give a sh-t” about delivering George. He said, “[delivering George was] just the same pleasurable, lovely experience [as every other delivery].” Links: Express article. Telegraph article.
- William and Kate have reportedly made a donation of £5,000 to the town of Rhyl in
Angleseysomewhere in Wales that is near Anglesey to help with the flooding and flood victims. It was a “private” donation. I don’t know what that means and don’t know where the money came from. This is good, I guess, right? The number’s kind of small, though. They spent more on their vacation. Links: Telegraph article.
- William, Kate and Harry attended a black tie, Chairman’s dinner at Buckingham Palace Monday night a Patrons of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (damn that name is a mouthful). Kate wore a long, white dress. Links: Rebecca English twitter. Richard Palmer twitter.
12 thoughts on “Prince William knights doctor who delivered George, and other news.”
exactly the doctor should have been knighted after the sophie sad incident which had a happy ending, but the cambs like to take credit by using other ppeople, well what are the flood victim supposed to do with 5OOO pounds,they have no shame, after spending all that money closind down an island, this is an insullt!
Setchell literally saved two royal’s lives and didn’t get knighted, but gets knighted for a routine delivery of George. Lame.
I’m not sure if I believe that the Cambridges used a surrogate but would covering that up be worth a Knighthood? Or is the doctor simply being recognised for service to the Royal family? Just wondering…
I looked up the man who delivered Prince William. His name is George Pinker, he was the royal gynecologist from 1973-1990. He was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1990, the year he retired. I supposed it is customary for royal gynecologists to be knighted after their years of service, once they’ve officially retired, which is why Setchell wasn’t knighted before now. It may have just been coincidence that George was Setchell’s last royal baby (well, not really since William asked Setchell to delay retirement until after George was born, but who knows why he did that).
You mean the Cambridges gave a WHOLE 5000 pounds to hard hit area that they supposedly love? Really? Really? This would probably not come off as so poultry except for the obviously lavish lifestyle, recent string of million-dollar redecorating, over the top vacays, and complete lack of work from these two. If I were from Angelsey I would be sooooo “Whatever!”
I know, right. 5K is pittance to them when they spend way more than that on vacays, Kate literally wears that much in clothes for one appearance, 5K is nothing to them.
Rhyl is not on the Isle of Anglesey?
No. It’s on the north coast of Wales.
Sorry, I don’t know the area, and the articles just said it was near their Anglesey home so I assumed it was on the island.
That’s really funny you immediately thought of Dr. Who, too! If Dr. Who had been Kate’s gynecologist, his being a Time Lord would have meant they could have dispensed with the whole knighting ceremony, a Lord outranks a Sir. I blogged about this topic too (I was far less tasteful in my approach, I applaud the manner in which you handled the topic, I just couldn’t help myself) and had tried to find out if any other royal gynecologist was ever been knighted before within the British Monarchy, I couldn’t find any mention although I couldn’t find a lot on previous knightings so it’s possible. Do you happen to know?
Whoops, just saw the answer in one of the comments. Please disregard. Thanks!
Doctor Who!! The Tenth Doctor was knighted by Queen Victoria, though. He’s Sir Doctor.
Given George Pinker’s knighthood, I would say it is probably normal for the royal gynecologist to be knighted as soon as he retires. I would like to indulge in conspiracy theories, too, but I think this knighting might just be coincidence–a very unfortunately timed (given the prevalence of the conspiracy theories) coincidence.
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