Prince William and Kate Middleton will make "fantastic parents", according to their university friend Jules Knight.
The 31-year-old Holby City actor, who was firm friends with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the University of St. Andrews, said that the couple are "lovely people".
"They are lovely people and I'm very happy for them that Kate's pregnant," he told new! magazine.
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"I think they'll be fantastic parents. They are very good for the country, for the monarchy and they are fantastic as a couple."
Jules did admit, however, that he has lost contact with the couple since leaving university.
"We've all grown apart over the years," he said. "I haven't had that much contact with them since we left, but we were good friends at university."
Jules was part of classic vocal quartet Blake before leaving after winning a role in BBC One hospital drama Holby City.
Meanwhile, Kate's due date has reportedly been revealed by her friends. According to the Daily Mail, friends close to Kate and her husband say their royal baby is due on Saturday 13 July.
"Some of Kate and William's closest pals were at a barbecue hosted by a family friend of the Royals recently," a friend told the Daily Mail. "They were all discussing the fact that Kate's baby is due to be born on July 13. Everyone was very excited."
Due to Kate's unexpected acute morning sickness, Clarence House was forced to prematurely announce the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's happy news before Kate had had her 12-week-scan, leaving royal watchers unsure as to how pregnant the Duchess was.
Kate's due date falls during the Coronation Festival , a celebration that comes 60 years after the Queen was crowned in June 1953.
The festival takes place across four days, 11 July to 14 July, meaning the birth of William and Kate's baby could coincide with the celebrations at Buckingham Palace.
It is unknown whether Kate and William will be in London during the time their baby is due as reports had suggested the Duchess planned to return to her family home in Berkshire for several weeks after the baby is born .
William and Kate's baby news came just as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year drew to an end, the icing on the cake for a year of royal celebration.