The Royal Baby is expected at any time and will be delivered by the Royal Gynecologist (yes, that job exists), who delayed his retirement for this very moment.
The Royal Gynecologist is one Dr. Marcus Setchell, a 69-year-old doc who has served the Queen faithfully for two decades. He is credited for helping to save the lives of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise in 2003.
The countess was hospitalized 10 years ago after complaining of several internal pain.
Royal Gynecologist Setchell also oversaw the birth of Prince Edward, James, Viscount Severn, and performed the Duchess of Cornwall’s 2007 hysterectomy.
Dr. Setchell was also the Duchess of Cambridge’s primary doctor during the early stages of her pregnancy when she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness.
The Royal Baby’s delivery team also includes 50-year-old Alan Farthing, an expert in keyhole surgery.
Farthing first came to public prominence in 1999, when his fiancee, BBC journalist Jill Dando, was killed on her doorstep in Fulham, West London.
He later married fellow doctor Janet Stowell in 2008. The couple have a young son.
This will be his first high-profile royal birth. He is a specialist in fertility sparing surgery, gynecological cancers and endometriosis.
Farthing has been a doctor for 26 years, owns his own private Harley Street practice, and works as a consultant at Queen Charlotte’s hospital in Shepherd’s Bush and St Mary’s, Paddington.
We’re continuing to watch for developments in the Royal Baby story, but with the Royal Gynecologist on board, we have more than enough faith that Kate Middleton is in the best of care.