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Poll: Brits Want Royal Baby to Have a Normal Job

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Should Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby someday work 9 to 5?

A U.K. polling firm, Ipsos MORI, posing the question reports that a majority of Britons would like to see the future monarch have an ordinary, paid job to experience the daily grind they shoulder every day.

Per London's Evening Standard, the poll found that 65 percent of the public is in favor of the third in line to the throne working in the real world alongside his or her subjects before assuming royal duties while only 20 percent is against the idea.

Not that the royal baby is destined for serfdom.

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On the contrary, the Prince or Princess of Cambridge could follow in Will's footsteps and become a search-and-rescue pilot. Or maybe dive headlong into the fashion industry as Kate briefly did in 2006 when she served as an accessory buyer with the clothing company Jigsaw.

The poll also found, surprisingly, that despite the public's professed desire, only three in 10 think the child should attend a state school with more than half strongly disagreeing.

Seven in 10 also felt that it's "impossible" for children of royalty to have a normal upbringing.

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Alas, most of the royal family isn't as familiar with the rat race, engaging in work of a different, less stressful and more privileged kind.

After serving in the Royal Air Force and Navy, Prince Charles has spent much of his energy supporting various philanthropic causes (including his most well-known, The Prince's Trust), raising environmental awareness and carrying out royal engagements.

In fact, the Prince of Wales is considered the "hardest-working" royal.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The same, however, might not be said for other members of the monarchy. Take Charles' younger brother, Prince Andrew, for example. While he fought in the Falklands War in the early '80s as a helicopter copilot, the Duke of York has since served as a U.K. trade envoy among other duties but has come under criticism for spending millions of taxpayer money on first-class travel, luxury hotels and other perks on official trips abroad.

On the other hand, Princess Anne competed as a member of Great Britain's equestrian team at the 1976 Olympics and now spends most of her time serving as patron of more than 200 charities.

Charles' youngest brother, Prince Edward, has dabbled in film and television production, but taken heat for using his royal connections for financial gain.

Meanwhile, the world waits anxiously for the arrival of Will and Kate's baby, which could be any day now, especially after Kensington palace insiders told E! News exclusively that Kate's two or three days past her official due date.

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