SIR Elton John hopes his pal Victoria Beckham has a baby girl when she gives birth later this year (11) - because he knows how much the star craves a daughter.
The former Spice Girl and her soccer star husband David Beckham, who are already parents to three sons, announced news of their impending new addition last month (Jan11).
Now Sir Elton, who is godparents to the Beckhams' eldest Brooklyn and Romeo, has spoken out about his joy for the couple - and is praying the brood of boys welcomes a sister soon.
The Rocket Man, who became a first-time father in December (10), tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I've learnt a lot about parenting from being around kids. I'm thrilled David and Victoria Beckham are going to have a baby. I hope it's a girl because they both want one but whatever they are great parents."
And Elton is hoping to emulate the Beckhams' successful parenting skills: "I'm godfather to two of their boys and they are the loveliest, politest, hilarious, well-behaved kids. If we can bring up our kids as well as our friends do, we'll be happy."