The Duchess of Cambridge says she doesn't know the sex of her first child -- but she hopes it's a boy.
LONDON - The Duchess of Cambridge says she doesn't know the sex of her first child -- but she hopes it's a boy.
Her husband Prince William, however, would prefer a girl.
The former Kate Middleton, who is five months pregnant, made the revelation to a soldier Sunday at a St. Patrick's Day ceremony honoring the Irish Guards.
Guardsman Lee Wheeler said the duchess told him: "I'd like to have a boy and William would like a girl."
The duchess wore a green dress coat and a shamrock lapel pin as she presented sprigs of shamrock to soldiers in the annual ceremony at a barracks in Aldershot, southern England.
She suffered a minor mishap when one of her high heels became briefly stuck in a drainage grille.
The former Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her first baby in July, and her health is improving after a bout of severe morning sickness, palace officials said Monday.
Bookmakers are taking bets on the name of the royal baby, with Diana among the favorites.
Get the nursery ready: Britain's royal family announced Monday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, are expecting their first child.