Queen hopes baby arrives 'soon' as she is off on holiday

The Queen told children at Lake Windermere she does not mind whether the royal baby is a boy or a girl but hopes it arrives soon because she is off on holiday next week.

She was asked: "Do you want Kate's baby to be a boy or a girl?"

The Queen replied: "I don't think I mind but I would very much like it to arrive because I'm going on holiday soon. No sign yet."

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Queen's holiday hopes for baby

The Queen said today that she is hoping the royal baby is born soon - because she is about to go on holiday.