Prince Charles hopes that his son Prince William and daughter-in-law Kate Middleton give him a granddaughter when they welcome their second child sometime next year.

Prince Charles Hoping For Granddaughter

"It's wonderful to be a grandfather again," said Charles, 65, on Tuesday, referring to the news that broke Monday that Kate is pregnant once again. "I'm looking forward to it,” Charles added to the BBC. “But I hope it will be a girl this time."

When Will and Kate, 32, welcomed Prince George last summer, Charles became a biological grandfather for the first time. His wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has three grandsons and two granddaughters born of her children from a previous marriage.

Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II, 88, is next in the line of succession to the British throne. With the birth of Will and Kate’s second child, Prince Harry, 29, will be pushed to fifth in line to the throne, which he's more than okay with.

It’s unlikely that Charles, let alone the public, will know the baby’s gender before the child is born. The couple chose last time around with George not to find out the gender prior to the birth.