Queen Elizabeth II wants royal baby born before she leaves on holiday

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 29 at 12:25 PM

Queen Elizabeth II says she's eager for Prince William and Kate's royal baby to be born -- because she's about to go on vacation.

The monarch, 87, made the comment in reply to a question from a young girl during a visit to a primary school in Northwest England on Wednesday.

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In a video of the exchange (watch it above), the child can be heard asking, "Do you want Kate's baby to be a boy or girl?"

"I don't think I mind," the queen replied, to laughter from the crowd. "I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday."

William and Kate's child will be third-in-line to the British throne, and the third great-grandchild for the queen and Prince Philip.

The baby could be born any day now -- and the queen isn't the only royal ready for the little prince or princess' arrival. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said Monday that the royals are "hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here."

 

 

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