Prince William's hospital scrubs in London operating theatre have royal fans 'paging Dr. Cambridge!'

The Duke of Cambridge impressed royal fans on Tuesday after changing into medical scrubs to watch a live surgery at a London hospital

Prince William's hospital scrubs in London operating theatre have royal fans 'paging Dr. Cambridge!'
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Prince William swapped his suit for medical scrubs during a visit to a London hospital this morning, much to the delight of royal fans.  

  • Prince William paid a visit to The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea on Tuesday to learn about its innovative cancer treatment and thank its staff for their hard work ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 
  • The Duke of Cambridge also donned medical scrubs to watch a live surgery during the engagement - an outfit change that left some fans more excited than you might expect.
  • In other royal news, Platinum Jubilee weather predicts 'warmest weekend' of the year.

Prince William has massively impressed royal fans on his latest engagement, after swapping his usual formal suit for medical scrubs and overshoes. 

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, visited The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea on Tuesday morning to learn about the London facility's 'life-saving treatment' for cancer patients and to thank its staff for their 'inspirational work.' His engagement comes shortly after he awarded Deborah James a damehood in honor of the terminally ill podcaster's incredible fundraising for cancer. 

After introductions with the unit's dedicated team were complete, Prince William was invited by Consultant Interventional Radiologist Dr. Nicos Fotiadis to join doctors in the operating theatre to watch a live surgery. 


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In keeping with health and safety protocol, he undressed out of his blue suit and changed into maroon scrubs, overshoes, and a medical cap before entering the room. At this point, Dr. Fotiadis explained to the Duke how the technology they would be using, known as robot-guided microwave ablation, was less invasive than other forms of cancer treatment. 

Prince William then made his way outside The Royal Marsden, where he dropped into the hospital's 'Man Van' to learn more about the work of the mobile service. The clinic-on-wheels was launched in March 2022 to provide greater healthcare access to men, who are statistically less likely than women to get regular GP checkups. 

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Speaking to Dr. Masood Moghul and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Fionnuala McCarthy inside the vehicle, the Duke was informed how their work starts with encouraging patients to undergo a simple blood test. 

Prince William's visit to the hospital has been highly praised by royal fans, many of whom have pointed out how comfortable the future King looks in the medical environment.

"He would make a great Dr Prince William," one person said on The Royal Family Youtube channel, while another commented on the Cambridge couple's Instagram, "Paging Dr. Cambridge!" 

Others were quick to compliment the dad-of-three's toned arms, which, along with his chest hairs, were notably on display in the operating theatre. 

"When PW wears the scrubs, we're offered a rare view of his shoulder & upper arm muscles that we usually can't see when he's fully armored in a suit," said one impressed fan. "He exercises at home alright! He can carry all 3 of his children on his back in 1 try if he wants to." 

"Thank you for staying fit, your royal highness!" another person said on Twitter. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.