The Queen is just as impatient as the rest of us when it comes to waiting for Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby – find out what she had to say
The Queen is just as excited and impatient as the rest of the world when it comes to waiting for the royal baby.
Her Majesty was asked by a little girl yesterday what sex she was hoping the royal heir would be, when she replied: ‘I don’t think I mind but I would very much like it to arrive because I’m going on holiday soon!’. Brilliant.
She then added that there was ‘no sign’ yet that the royal baby is on its way.
The Queen was meeting locals in Cumbria yesterday, but is due to head to Balmoral for her annual summer holiday next week. So it’s no wonder she’s become impatient in waiting for the little one to arrive.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are currently staying at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, where they’re being joined by police protection officers.
Journalists and TV crews have been camped outside St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington for the last two weeks waiting for the royal baby to arrive, while BBC News, ITN and Sky are waiting in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for the all-important easel which will confirm the baby’s sex and weight.
The BBC’s Tony Dolce told us exclusively: ‘ An area was marked outside St Mary’s Hospital for on Monday, 1 July, and my job has been to stay there to do live coverage. I have a special piece of equipment – about the size of a backpack – which enables me to go live on air as soon as we get the go-ahead from the BBC.’
But it’s being reported today that Kate Middleton may not give birth at St Mary’s Hospital after all, and instead might head to a nearby hospital in Reading when she eventually goes into labour. Either way, let’s hope it’s before the weekend – for the Queen’s sake!