Doctor who delivered Kate Middleton's baby calls the royal heir 'beautiful'

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Marcus Setchell is one of the few people to see the baby. Here's what he had to say…

Dr Marcus Setchell

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The doctor who delivered the royal baby has told reporters waiting a St Mary's Hospital that he is a 'beautiful baby.'

Speaking to the masses of reporters hunkered down outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital where Kate Middleton gave birth yesterday – Dr Marcus Setchell commented that the new arrival is a, 'Wonderful baby, a beautiful baby,' reports The Sun.

The Queen's former gynaecologist put off retiring so he could deliver the royal baby, and left the hospital last night at 9.20pm.

Dr Setchell's was the first signature on the royal statement posted outside Buckingham Palace confirming the birth of an as yet unnamed baby boy at 4:24pm, weighing 8lb 6oz.

The doctor was the Queen's gynaecologist for 18 years until 2008 and has helped look after Kate throughout her pregnancy. He is no stranger to royal babies as he delivered Sophie, Countess of Wessex's two children.

Dr Farthing (on the right above), the Queen's current gynaecologist was on hand to assist, but apparently was not present during the birth.

At nearly 70, Dr Setchell is now planning to retire – but has said he will come back if William and Kate decide to have more children.

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