Royal baby due date: The Queen herself is getting antsy, eyeing vacation

Royal baby due date: The baby can't come soon enough, says Queen Elizabeth, who wants to get out of the London swelter and off on holiday.

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    Royal baby due date: The baby can't arrive soon enough for Queen Elizabeth II, who said she'd like the baby to arrive before she goes on vacation.
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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."

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

Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, told a crowd yesterday that she expects the baby to be born any day: "We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here."

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

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