The world is watching with bated breath as Kate Middleton is in labor and celebrities all over the world have been have been tweeting their support. The latest to join that list is Dame Helen Mirren.
Kate Middleton was admitted to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital early this morning (Monday) at approximately 5:30 a.m. London time, accompanied by her husband, Prince William.
The palace confirmed in a statement that Kate was, “in the early stages of labor” and said that “things are progressing as normal.”
Dame Helen Mirren, who has won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, has commented on the pressure and the attention that the Duchess of Cambridge must be going through during her pregnancy.
“That’s weird, isn’t it, everyone knowing when you’re in labor,” she stated in an interview with Press Association. “That must be so uncomfortable.”
Having portrayed a queen herself, the 67-year-old actress continued, “We need more queens in our life.”
Not to be left out of the baby name suggestions, Mirren is a firm believer that the royal baby will be named something traditionally British. “It would be nice to have one of those ancient Anglo-Saxon names,” Mirren said.
The actress went on to say, “Her second name will be Elizabeth, without a doubt.” Well, that is if the royal baby happens to be a girl — unless Dame Mirren knows something that we don’t?
When asked her opinion on the name Diana for the royal baby, Mirren responded, “I wonder if they’ll go there. That would be interesting, wouldn’t it? That would be very interesting.”
The Red actress also said that the name Caroline “would work,” in honor of Kate’s mother, Carole, and that Charlotte or Victoria could also be possible name choices.
The actress spoke to the Daily Mail about the first words she would have taught her own daughter. “If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been, ‘Weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we?'”
She added, “‘And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, ‘No, f*** off, leave me alone, thank you very much.'”
The world still waits to find out whether there will be a baby Prince or Princess of Cambridge. What are your predictions?