Gary Goldsmith, the uncle of pregnant Kate Middleton who is due to give birth any day now, has revealed that he thinks the royal baby will be a girl.
“It would be brilliant, wouldn’t it, if they do have a little girl” said Gary, speaking to The Mirror. “To have one of my family, my niece, making history will be absolutely unbelievable.”
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Gary was referring to a change in the law that came into force in 2011, shortly after Prince William and Kate married, which states that a royal couple’s first child, whether a boy or a girl, will be heir to the throne.
This would mean that Prince William and Kate’s baby, if a girl, would be the future Queen of England. Previously, male heirs took precedence over their siblings.
The soon-to-be parents have reportedly said they don’t know their baby’s gender, but Uncle Gary thinks differently and suspects a little girl is soon arriving.
“But, of course, I don’t know that for fact,” said Gary. “I believe Kate and William have kept the sex of their child a secret to everyone but themselves.”
Much speculation has surrounded the imminent arrival of the royal baby, with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, giving strong hints as to when the baby may be born.
“We are all just waiting by the telephone,” said Camilla on a visit to Cornwall on Monday. “We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”
If Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby arrived this week, the little Prince or Princess might even share a birthday with Prince Charles’ wife, who turns 66 on 17 July.
The majority of the betting public seem to agree with Uncle Gary and suspect Kate’s baby will be a Princess called Alexandra.
Bookies have set stakes on everything from the baby’s hair colour to its weight, and the current estimated amount that has been bet on the future King or Queen already stands at £1m.