The Royal Family is reported to be delighted on learning that the post of obstetrician at St Mary's Hospital is an ancient title passed down through the male line since the Middle Ages. “It feels so appropriate”, said a Palace spokesman, gritting his teeth.
Will Henderson is known to the medical profession as William V. After leaving school, he spent some time in the Army, then spent the next 30 years waiting to step into his father's shoes. Although a total stranger to medical science, he claims he has picked up a few tips down through the years from Gray's Anatomy series and the Internet. He admits he was nervous at first about delivering the next heir to the Throne. “But”, he says, with the confidence backed up by centuries of tradition, “I'll try not to let them down”.