Royal baby watch happening at the palace, too

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stands by controls as she tours the Princess Cruises's new ship 'Royal Princess' after the ceremony to officially name her in Southampton, southern England on June 13, 2013. The Duchess of Cambridge, as the ship's godmother, officially named the Royal Princess with a traditional blessing involving smashing a bottle over the ship's hull in what is expected to her final solo engagement before the birth of her and Prince William's child. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS JACKSON (Photo credit should read Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images) AFP

It's not just royal-watchers who are eagerly awaiting the birth of Prince William and Kate's first child -- the royals themselves are counting down, too.

While attending the Coronation Festival on the grounds of Buckingham Palace on Thursday, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, revealed she's "excited" for the big day to arrive.

"We are very excited," she said, according to The Huffington Post U.K. "Immensely looking forward to it and waiting for the phone call."

Her husband, Prince Charles, also commented on the impending arrival of his first grandchild. When shown a line of commemorative china marking the royal baby's birth, he remarked, "Well, it won't be long now."

They're not the only ones waiting. Photographers are staked outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital in London, where Kate is expected to give birth to Baby Cambridge any day now.

The public will learn of the prince or princess' arrival via an announcement stating the baby's gender, weight and time of birth that will be placed on an easel behind the gates of Buckingham Palace. At the same time that bulletin is posted, the news will also be sent out electronically.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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