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Prince Charles: I hope the royal baby is a little girl

Prince Charles

has said he is "

thrilled

" by the news that

Prince William

and the

Duchess of Cambridge

are expecting their second child - and revealed

he is hoping for a little Princess

. The Prince, 65, was asked about the pregnancy during a Prince's Trust event in South London on Tuesday.

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Prince Charles has said he hopes his second grandchild is a little girl

Corey Johnson was among those waiting to shake hands with the royal during his visit to Bermondsey. He

congratulated Charles on becoming a grandfather

, to which the Prince cheerfully replied: "

I already am!"

He added: "But it's wonderful to have another one.

I'm happy I'm going to be a grandfather again.

I'm looking forward to it –

but I hope it will be a girl this time

."Corey then replied, "That's a bit biased", promoting laughter from Charles.

William and Kate's new arrival is thought to be due in April or May

William and Kate's second child is

thought to be due in April or May

– with the Queen's birthday falling on 21 April,

Elizabeth

is already the bookies' favourite for a baby girl.According to the

Telegraph

, the Duchess, 32, has told friends that she

wants to have "at least" three children

before the age of 35. Kate herself is the eldest of three, and is said to want to give

Prince George

and his siblings the

same sort of family environment

she grew up in.

The Duchess of Cambridge is said to want "at least" three children

She is just 20 months older than her sister

Pippa

and less than five years older than brother

James

, and remains incredibly close to both; Prince George and his younger brother or sister will have almost

exactly the same age gap as Kate and Pippa

.On the day that

her pregnancy was announced

, the Duchess was

forced to pull out of an engagement

after suffering with the same

severe morning sickness

she endured during her first pregnancy.William, 32, is reported to have said that his wife had been ill for about a week, but said that they were both "thrilled" by the news.

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