Royal Baby Due at the End of This Week? Camilla Drops a Big Hint

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

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updated 07/15/2013 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 07/15/2013 AT 6:30 PM ET

With the world waiting for Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge to give birth to her first child with Prince William, no one is more eagerly anticipating that excited phone call than William’s father, Prince Charles.

With all the last-minute preparations completed, the royal couple can’t do anything else but wait, but Prince William’s stepmother, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has hinted that the royal baby’s birth could be imminent.

During a visit to Little Harbor Children’s Hospice in Porthpean Monday, she said, “We are all just waiting by the telephone. We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here.”

The expectant couple’s office at Kensington Palace has refused to confirm the Duchess of Cambridge’s exact due date, but the mom-to-be let slip during an appearance earlier this year that she’s due in mid-July.

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