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Queen among the ranks of those eager for royal baby to arrive

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As the world eagerly awaits the arrival of the royal baby, Queen Elizabeth II isn't one to be left out, sharing her sentiments Wednesday while greeting schoolchildren in the county of Cumbria, in northwest England. 

"Do you want Kate's baby to be a boy or a girl?" asked 10-year-old Fay Bater, according to the BBC, which posted video of the exchange

"I don't think I mind," the queen joked sweetly. "I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday.

"No sign yet."

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The monarch is headed shortly for her estate in Balmoral, in the Scottish highlands, for her annual two-month stay. She's reportedly invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge out for a week's visit, with their new baby, in August.

Meanwhile, Kate is waiting things out with William at her parents' home in Bucklebury, west of London, People reported.

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