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Camilla hopes royal baby will arrive 'by end of week' 

July 16, 2013 at 8:27 AM ET


Video: As royal watchers around the world speculate on when the first child of Prince William and Duchess Catherine will arrive, William’s stepmother Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, gave her own guess saying “hopefully by the end of the week, he or she will be here.” TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

Just like the rest of the world, Prince William’s stepmother hopes the newest member of the royal family will arrive sooner than later.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, announced during a visit to a children’s hospice on Monday that “we’re all waiting at the end of the telephone.”

The newest heir to the British throne is expected any day now but the child's parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate, have never revealed a due date other than “mid-July.”

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said she hopes Duchess Kate will deliver her baby "by the end of the week."
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said she hopes Duchess Kate will deliver her baby "by the end of the week."

Camilla let slip that she's eagerly anticipating the future king or queen's arrival.

“Hopefully by the end of the week, he or she will be there,” she said.

Image: Queen Elizabeth II Hosts A Garden Party At Buckingham Palace
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From the moment the royal couple announced in December 2012 that they were expecting, the world has been captivated by Kate's many maternity looks.

A horde of media has camped outside of the London hospital where Duchess Kate will deliver but the expectant mother has been nowhere in sight.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, reportedly spent the weekend with her family in Bucklebury, about 60 miles outside of London. Prince William, meanwhile, participated in a charity polo match played two hours away from home.

Video: In the 1,000-year-old town of Bucklebury, where Duchess Catherine grew up, locals are excited to welcome the future heir to the throne. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.


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