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Keira Knightley 'excited for royal baby'

Keira Knightley can't wait for Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to become parents.

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child together, with Catherine due to give birth in July.

Fans all over the world are looking forward to the bundle of joy entering the world, with Keira among them. However, she is less impressed by the family the tot will be born into.

"I’m over the moon about the royal baby. But I really can’t mount an argument in favour of monarchy. Is that treason? Do I have to turn in my passport?" she laughed to the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine.

Keira is engaged to The Klaxons rocker James Righton and she is keeping her wedding plans close to her chest. Although she is looking forward to her special day, it's unlikely she will have a big bash.

"I could have six fake weddings. God, that would be expensive. We’re not really big-wedding types. I don’t need to have all that," she explained.

"I’m not someone who listens to a lot of music. But I get wonderful perspective by being with someone who is less like me than more like me. The way he thinks is something I don’t get. We come at things from totally different angles."

The pair share a home in London together and although they are both comfortably off they have been careful not to get too lavish with the decor. Keira joked everything in the property was chosen with the view that it doesn't matter if anything gets spilt on it.

The 27-year-old prides herself on being grounded, which she believes comes from her upbringing. Her mother is a playwright and her dad an actor, meaning she never took anything for granted.

"There were periods when they were hugely out of work and wouldn't know if they could keep the house. It's a very insecure profession," she said.

"I'm not sure I can define success. I think if I get to the end of my life having hurt as few people as possible, I will be happy, making sure that the people who mean the most to me know they've been loved. Success in work, whatever work, will come and go."

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