Queen Elizabeth II revealed today (Wednesday) she’s hoping the royal baby is born soon as she’s set to go on vacation beginning July 19 “I would very much like it to arrive. I’m going on holiday,” the 87 year old monarch confirmed during a visit to a school in Northwest England. CBS News reports Baby Cambridge’s great grandmother made the remarks while speaking with a young student who asked if she’d prefer a little prince or princess.
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall continue their royal duties as the rest of the world awaits the royal baby’s highly anticipated arrival. Kate Middleton made her last public appearance in mid-June before going on maternity leave. Prince William played in two charity polo matches over the weekend, but hasn’t been seen publicly since.
The young royals are reportedly staying at their Kensington Palace cottage as they wait for Kate to go into labor. The royal baby’s reported due date has passed although it’s now believed July 13 was never accurate. Along with the Queen’s remarks, Camilla revealed she hopes the royal baby will be born by the end of this week.