Prince Charles, as his daughter-in-law remains pregnant several days after her due date, admitted that he is hoping to welcome a granddaughter.

Prince Charles Wants Granddaughter

Prince Charles apparently expressed his preference while at Windsor Castle to celebrate the 1st Batallion Welsh Guards’ centennial.

“My father introduced me as his daughter and Prince Charles asked how many daughters he had,” Lynda Bateman, whose father, Eric Jones, is the Welsh Guards’ oldest surviving veteran at 100 years old. “My father said ‘One — and that’s enough’ and Charles laughed and said ‘And we’re hoping for a granddaughter!‘”

When Kate Middleton and Prince William announced back in September that they were expecting another child, the Duke of Cornwall was quick to express his excitement – and hope that Prince George would be getting a little sister.

“It’s wonderful to be a grandfather again,” said Charles, 66. “I’m looking forward to it,” Charles added to the BBC. “But I hope it will be a girl this time.”

Middleton was expected to give birth April 23. In anticipation of the royal birth, the parking restrictions outside of St. Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing have been extended to run through May 5.