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Kate's Royal Baby Overdue? Even Queen Elizabeth II Is Impatient

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Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 10:18 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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The heir to the English throne is fashionably late and even the baby's future great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, has grown restless waiting. Duchess Kate and the royal baby do seem to be overdue.

A royal source told CNN that Kate was due July 13. She and Prince William announced at the start of the year that the baby was due in July, but did not state a specific date, CNN reported.

"I would very much like it to arrive because I’m going on holiday soon," Queen Elizabeth told a 10-year-old girl Wednesday in response to a question, according to London's Daily Mail. "I wish it would hurry up."

Fay Batey, an elementary school student, got Queen Elizabeth to open up on the impending birth of the child to Prince William and Duchess Kate with a random question during a visit to northern England. The queen's answer brought a chuckle from the crowd along with affirming nods on the birth's anticipation, said the Daily News.

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The new royal will be third in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William, regardless of gender, according to CNN. The network said centuries of male-only dominance to the royal thrown was changed in 2011, which decreed that the crown passed to the eldest son and was bestowed on a daughter only when there were no sons.

Now, a girl can become queen regardless if there is a younger male sibling.

The Telegraph said aides confirmed that while the Duchess plans to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, a contingency plan for a birth at the Royal Berkshire Hospital are in place in case of an emergency. She was born there in 1982, the Telegraph said.

CNN reported that Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister David Cameron and the governors general of each of the commonwealth nations will be the first to know about the birth, then the rest of the royal and Middleton families.

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Royal watchers have told CNN that there will be a media announcement when the duchess has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labor, the first indication the new royal was on the way.

The next public announcement would be the actual birth, a formal bulletin signed by medical staff and delivered to Buckingham Palace, CNN said.

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