Her majesty Queen Elizabeth delighted onlookers on Wednesday with an off-the-cuff exchange with one of her younger subjects.
She was on walkabout near Lake Windemere on an official engagement, one of her last before going on holiday in Balmoral. As the country swelters in a heatwave the one topic on all royal-watcher’s minds is when will her third great-grandchild arrive?
So what was exchanged between the Queen and the little girl?
“I asked the Queen whether she’d like Kate’s baby to be a boy or a girl.”
“What did she say?”
“She said she didn’t really mind but she’d like it to hurry because she was going on holiday.”
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is reportedly at her parents to escape the media, and the birth is expected by the end of the weekend.