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Duchess: Hoping for baby boy, William wants girl

Monday - 3/18/2013, 3:52am  ET

Britain's Kate Duchess of Cambridge holds onto the hand of her husband Prince William, left, as she bends down to pull the heel of her shoe out of a drainage grill after it got stuck, as she presents the traditional sprigs of shamrock to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, England, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Kate presenting the sprigs of shamrock to the regiment Sunday, follows a century-old tradition inaugurated by Queen Alexandra, the wife of the then King, Edward VII back in 1901. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) -- The Duchess of Cambridge said Sunday that she doesn't know the sex of her first child -- but she hopes it's a boy.

Her husband Prince William, however, would prefer a girl.

The former Kate Middleton, who is five months pregnant, made the revelation to a soldier at a St. Patrick's Day ceremony honoring the Irish Guards.

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