The Queen has a message for her granddaughter-in-law: Hurry up and have your baby, Kate – one wants to go on holiday!
The tongue-in-cheek remark was made during a walkabout in the Lake District where she told a schoolgirl: "I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday! There's no sign yet."
Fay Batey, 10, asked Her Majesty: "Would you like it to be a boy or a girl?", and the 87-year-old monarch said she 'didn't really mind' as long as it came before she heads to Balmoral in nine days time.
The Duchess of Cambridge is already believed to be around five days overdue, so the future King or Queen's arrival is imminent.
Yesterday the Duchess of Cornwall gave the strongest hint yet that a new royal baby will be here soon, telling well-wishers to expect a bundle of joy by the 'end of the week'.
The Palace will make an announcement as soon as the Duchess goes into labour, while the world's media remains camped