Schoolgirl Fay Batey on quizzing Queen about royal baby

  • 18 July 2013
Fay speaks to Newsround about quizzing the Queen

The schoolgirl who quizzed the Queen on the royal baby has told Newsround the question came from her and no one else.

10-year-old Fay hit the headlines on Wednesday when she asked the Queen during her visit to Cumbria if she wanted the baby to be a boy or a girl.

Her Majesty replied: "I don't think I mind. I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday."

Image caption The moment Fay quizzed the Queen

Fay said: "Everyone's so excited about Kate and William's baby, I thought it would be a good question to ask."

What did she think about the Queen's answer? "I thought that was very sensible, because she wants to meet her great-grandchild before she goes on holiday".

Fay added: "I was really, really pleased and my heart was beating really, really fast... I know I'll definitely remember the day I talked to the Queen."