Queen Elizabeth II hopes Kate has baby soon

LONDON - It seems Queen Elizabeth II is getting a bit impatient as she waits in a rare British heat wave for the birth of her third great-grandchild.

The queen said Wednesday she hopes the former Kate Middleton gives birth soon.

Asked by a schoolgirl at a public event whether she was hoping for a boy or a girl, the queen said, "I don't think I mind. I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday.

The queen is shortly expected to begin her annual summer holiday in Scotland.

Prince William and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child, who will be third in line to the throne. The baby is due in mid-July.

William and Kate say they do not know the baby's gender.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Related Stories

Royal baby photos: 1st portraits of Prince George include Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Royal baby photos: 1st portraits of Prince George include Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of their new son, Prince George.

Prince William describes his joy at parenthood Prince William describes his joy at parenthood

His newborn son is "a little bit of a rascal" and car seats can daunt any dad, Britain's Prince William says.

Kate applauded for not hiding post-royal baby tummy Kate applauded for not hiding post-royal baby tummy

As Kate and William showed off the royal baby, what caught the eye of many women was not the new heir to the throne but the Duchess of Cambridge's post-childbirth silhouette: that little bump under her pretty polka-dot dress.

Royal baby named George Alexander Louis Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

Royal officials say Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis.

Royal baby: Queen arrives to visit Britain Royal baby: Queen arrives to visit Britain's new prince

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Kensington Palace Wednesday to see her new great-grandson, who has spent a first night at home with his parents, Prince William and Kate.

PHOTOS: Prince William and Kate with new baby PHOTOS: Prince William and Kate with new baby

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital.

William, Kate, show off newborn royal baby boy William, Kate, show off newborn royal baby boy

A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne.

The Middletons visit royal baby in hospital The Middletons visit royal baby in hospital

The parents of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrived at the hospital in London Tuesday to visit their daughter and royal grandchild.

Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names

Bookies cashed in big Monday as thousands of Britons placed bets on what Prince William and his wife, Kate, would name their newborn child.

10 royal baby traditions to know 10 royal baby traditions to know

Prince William and Kate are seen as the new face of a centuries-old institution, keeping the best of traditions while moving forward with the times.