This week, Kate Middleton honored the doctor that gave birth to her son Prince George by attending his "leaving lunch" on Monday evening. Why they call it a lunch when it's in the evening is a mystery to this American, but I'm sure it has something to do with royalty or being British in general.
No matter what you call it, it was a farewell gathering for Sir Marcus Setchell, the Queen's surgeon-gynaecologist. The 71-year-old doctor actually delayed his retirement so that he could oversee the birth of little George, and he was knigted late last year for his service to the royal family.
Aww! I totally get why Duchess Catherine would want to be at Sir Marcus' farewell. This is the doctor that not only helped her birth the third in line for the crown, but also the physician that treated her severe Hyperemesis.
Hyperemesis gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness, plagued Kate through the early months of her pregnancy with the little prince, even landing her in the hospital. In fact, it's likely what outed her pregnancy to the press! It's hard to keep evidence of the unborn royal baby concealed when mom is puking her guts out to the point where she needs to be hospitalized.
I can see why Kate would want to be there to honor Dr. Setchell, and show her appreciation for his care during her pregnancy.
Did you have a good relationship with the doctor that delivered your babies?
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