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Liz Hurley: I hope new royal is a girl

Elizabeth Hurley can't wait for Britain's Duchess of Cambridge to give birth.

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently awaiting the arrival of their second child, with Catherine several days overdue. At the moment it's unknown whether a prince or princess will be welcomed into the world, but Elizabeth has no qualms about saying which she'd like.

"Of course, who doesn't! Aren't we all hoping it's a little princess? We'll have to see," she laughed to People.

Elizabeth has never met the royal couple, but she would love to at some point. She is one of their biggest fans, calling the pair "fabulous".

It could be that the actress feels an affinity with Catherine and William, because she can currently be seen in drama series The Royals. It's a fictional take on the UK monarchy, with Elizabeth playing Queen Helena.

"I think they're going to love the show, I hope they're watching it!" she giggled. "I think they'll know it has nothing to do with the real royal family, and I hope they find it fun."

The programme co-stars Vincent Regan, William Moseley and Alexandra Park and the first series draws to a close in America at the weekend. Elizabeth didn't let anything slip about what's in store, expect to promise it'll blow people's socks off.

"There is an awful lot of intrigue, plotting and suspense to come up. There is quite a lot of fun, too, and quite a lot of drama," she promised.

Fans of William and Catherine have been waiting in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, UK, for days as they wait for the tot to make an appearance. Bets are also being placed on the name, with James, Diana - in honour of William's late mother the Princess of Wales - Charlotte, Alice, James and Frederick all in the running.

Less likely are Kanye and Taylor, with UK bookmaker William Hill offering odds of 500 - 1 that the new royal will be named after either Kanye West or Taylor Swift.

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