Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her desire to see her great grandchild and eventual British monarch soon, before she proceeds on her annual holiday.
Her grandson Prince William and his wife, Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child any time soon.
The queen expressed her desire while visiting a primary school, Wiggonby (Church of England) Primary school, Cumbria.
During the visit, Fay Batey, a pupil at the School, asked: “Do you want Kate’s baby to be a boy or girl?” The queen replied: “I don’t think I mind. I would very much like it to arrive. I’m going on holiday.”
The inquisitive pupil later told reporters it was “really, really exciting” to speak to the Queen.
The Queen, is expected to head to Balmoral for her annual summer break at the end of next week.
Her final official before her vacation is next Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Kate, has been admitted at St Mary’s hospital and, the Duchess of Cornwall has revealed that the royal family are expecting William and Kate’s baby “to be with us by the end of the week”.