Royals Prince Charles: 'We're Hoping for a Granddaughter' The prince let slip during an official appearance that the family is hoping for a girl By Simon Perry Updated on December 1, 2020 09:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Can’t get enough of William, Kate, George and Baby No. 2? Subscribe now for an inside look at all things royals – and to receive an exclusive royal gift! Prince Charles has reiterated his hopes that daughter-in-law Princess Kate‘s second child is a girl. Meeting a 100-year-old military veteran Thursday, he said, “We’re hoping for a granddaughter!” Charles, 66, was at Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth II, 89, and Prince Philip, 93, to present new Colors to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, which is celebrating its centenary year. It’s the second time Charles has said that he’d like a girl – shortly after Kate and Prince William announced they were expecting, he made his wishes known. Lynda Bateman, whose father, Eric Jones, is the oldest surviving member of the Welsh Guards, told reporters Thursday afternoon, “My father introduced me as his daughter, and Prince Charles asked how many daughters he had. “My father said ‘One – and that’s enough,’ and Charles laughed and said, ‘And we’re hoping for a granddaughter!’ ” Why Queen Elizabeth Won’t Be Woken Up for the Birth of Royal Baby No. 2 Earlier in the day, Charles’s wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 67, reiterated what royal fans around the world knew: that there was still no news about whether Kate, 33, has gone into labor. “It will be great when it happens,” Maureen Morris, whose husband Bill served with the Welsh Guards between 1952 and 1955, told Camilla. Keep reading People.com for more on the royal birth. Snooki’s Mommy Advice for Princess Kate More on the New Royal Baby: • All About the 6 Essential Women in Princess Kate’s Life • Protective or Bossy – What Kind of Big Brother Will Prince George Be? • All About Princess Kate’s New Baby Nursery – Including Royal Hand-Me-Downs • More Royal Babies on the Way? Princess Kate Wants 2 More Children • 9 Tips for Princes Kate on Raising Two Kids Under 2, from @CrazyJewishMom • Seven Reasons Prince George Will Be the Best Big Brother Ever • Will & Kate’s Cutest Family Photos – So Far!