Queen Hopes Royal Baby Doesn't Interfere with Vacation Plans
The royal baby's due date has come and gone, and excitement continues to grow over the little one's arrival. The royal family can hardly wait… Queen Elizabeth II even joked that she's hoping Kate Middleton has the child soon… so it doesn't mess with her vacation plans!
While visiting Cumbria in northwest England on Wednesday, a young schoolgirl asked Her Majesty if she was hoping her first great grandchild was a boy or a girl.
According to Eonline.com, the crowd laughed as she answered, "I don't think I mind,” adding, "I would very much like it to arrive because I'm going on holiday."
Prince William's grandmother, 87, may find her summer vacation plans derailed. She is supposed to leave for Scotland next week.
On Monday, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, dropped a hint about the baby's arrival. During an impromptu speech at a public engagement, she said, "We are all just waiting by the telephone. We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”
The Duchess of Cambridge, who went on maternity leave in June, plans to give birth to the third-in-line to the throne at St. Mary's Hospital, the same place Princess Diana gave birth to William and Prince Harry.