"Hurry up royal baby - I'm off on holiday!"

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Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II

Five whole days have dragged by since Kate's due date, and while the whole world waits with baited breath for the royal baby to be born, it seems we might have a bit longer to wait yet.

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Even the Queen couldn't contain her impatience to meet the royal baby today (17 July) on an official visit to the Lake District when she spoke to 10-year-old Fay Batey.

The cheeky school girl asked Her Majesty if she was hoping the royal baby would be a boy or a girl, to which the Queen said that she 'didn't really mind', but 'I'm going on holiday soon so I would like the baby to hurry up and arrive.'

The Queen is taking a trip to her Scottish country estate, Balmoral, in just 9 days time, where it's rumoured she's invited Kate and Wills (pictured) to come and stay with her on a 'babymoon', after the birth of the latest member of the royal family.

We have to admit, we're feeling just as impatient to get a glimpse of the new little royal as the Queen!

When do you think he or she will be born? Let us know in our comments section below.

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