While the world waits with baited breath for the arrival of the royal baby, Prince Charles has been opening up on his hopes for his second grandchild.

 

The Duke of Cornwall was out on official royal duty yesterday at Windsor Castle, to celebrate the First Battalion Welsh Guards’ centennial, and naturally, talk turned to the imminent birth of Kate Middleton’s baby.

 

While many believed Kate to have been dropping hints at her little one’s gender recently, stepping out in the colour pink, it seems that Charles himself has his fingers crossed for a little girl.

 

Speaking after the ceremony, a daughter of the Welsh Guards’ oldest surviving veteran revealed how Charles opened up on his hopes for the highly-anticipated royal birth.

 

 

Lynda Bateman told the awaiting media: “My father introduced me as his daughter and Prince Charles asked how many daughters he had. My father said, ‘One – and that’s enough’, and Charles laughed and said, ‘And we’re hoping for a granddaughter!’”

 

Hopefully we won’t have too long more to wait until the big reveal is made. In the meantime, the world’s media have been on watch outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where the Duchess is expected to give birth.

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