The Queen has echoed the anticipation felt across the UK as to when the royal baby will finally arrive.
During a visit to Lake Windermere today, she was asked by a group of children whether she wanted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge'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."
More top news
Vaginal mesh implants are designed to help deal with incontinence and other problems following childbirth.
Ice warning in force across northern and western areas.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the London Palladium Theatre an hour after scheduled.