Prince William dubbed 'Dr Cambridge' as he swaps his suit for scrubs during hospital trip

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leaves the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy on April 23, 2018 in London, England.
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Prince William looked every bit of the professional as he swapped his suit for scrubs during a royal hospital trip, prompting royal fans to call him ‘Dr Cambridge’.

Prince William was dubbed ‘Dr Cambridge’ by royal fans as he ditched his classic suit for a set of red scrubs, surgical mask and hair cover during his latest royal visit.

The Duke of Cambridge stopped by The Royal Marsden Hospital, a specialist cancer research centre of which he is president. He met with medical practitioners to learn more about their groundbreaking research and patient care.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), wearing surgical scrubs, washes his hands as he prepares to watch a robotic microwave ablation procedure, during his visit to The Royal Marsden hospital in London on May 24, 2022,

At one point during his tour, he was even shown robotic-guided procedures which help diagnose cancers faster and in a minimally invasive way. For this portion of the visit, William ditched his ‘princely’ clothes and wore a pair of very smart scrubs.

As a series of photos were shared on The Duke and Duchess's official Instagram account, royal fans just couldn’t help but share their thoughts on his new attire. 

One commented, "Paging Dr. Cambridge!”

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While a second continued the joke writing, “Paging Dr. Cambridge!! Dr. Cambridge to the E.R!! Stat!!”

And at third wrote. “Dr Cambridge in the house 😄 Fantastic recognition for the hard work they do for us all

The red scrubs made him look right at home alongside the other medical experts and clearly, fans felt if he wasn't second in the line of succession (opens in new tab), he would have made an excellent doctor.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C), wearing surgical scrubs, watches a robotic microwave ablation procedure during his visit to The Royal Marsden hospital in London on May 24, 2022

In his post, he also took a moment to praise the care ‘bowelbabe’ aka Deborah James had received while being treated there. The caption read, “it’s clear to see the efforts all of the Marsden’s staff go to in ensuring their patients feel at home during difficult times. It was great to meet some of the team who’ve cared for @bowelbabe and to take a moment to thank everyone here for their inspirational work.”

William previously visited the mother of two at her home, to present her with a Damehood. Deborah was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016 and has so far raised over £16 million for Cancer Research UK.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.