Duchess Kate Middleton is hoping for a baby girl. As the world joins Princess Kate's royal baby watch and gamblers place their bets on baby names, the Duchess of Cambridge secretly longs for a mini-me, reported People.
"I reckon Kate would love a little girl," revealed one of her friends. "So I would be really happy for Kate if she did."
Kate isn't alone in desiring a daughter. Prince Charles is longing for a granddaughter together with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
"We're hoping for a granddaughter," admitted the father of Prince William and Prince Harry.
However, the family insider emphasized that Kate and William also prioritize the baby's health.
"She will still be overjoyed if she has another boy as well," clarified the source.
As the Inquisitr reported, Kate's due date was between April 15 and April 30, and doctors may need to induce labor. With #RoyalBaby trending on social media, the Palace already has made detailed plans for how to announce the baby's birth.
After royal baby number two announces it's ready to be born, Princess Kate will be transported to the hospital. After the baby is born, Prince Harry will be informed in Australia.
With the baby's uncle alerted, the Palace will post a social media announcement along with sending a footman to Buckingham Palace to place the official #RoyalBaby Arrival signboard.
Outside of the hospital where Kate will deliver her royal baby, fans and journalists are eagerly waiting, reported Us Weekly.
But inside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, life marches on for health care staff.
"It's all very British — keep calm and all that. I think if Kate were to walk in, the majority of people there would pretend they didn't notice her. No one wants to add to the hysteria outside," revealed a patient there.
"It's business as usual for the doctors, nurses, and midwives working there. They're used to important people coming in. They're all doing a great job of ignoring the fact there's a slight odd situation going on outside."
However, the presence of security makes it difficult to ignore. In addition, journalists await any news in the cafeteria of the hospital.
As for the patients themselves, some are longing to delay labor so they can participate in the royal baby excitement by giving birth at the same time as Princess Kate.
"It's a beautiful private hospital. Pale polished wood floors, comfortable leather sofas for patients, freshly painted cream walls," praised the insider. "It's a great place to have a baby."
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