Hillary Clinton is desperate to be a grandmother, her daughter Chelsea has said, and calls her "every single day" to ask when it will happen. Clinton, who married the financier Marc Mezvinsky in 2010, said she had discussed the idea of having children with her husband, and they hoped to start a family next year.
The decision, she told Glamour magazine, was provoked by the death of her maternal grandmother Dorothy in 2011 - something that made the couple reassess their priorities. "We sat down and said, 'Here's what we want to do'," she said. "The first thing on the list was simple: We want, God willing, to start a family. So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year of the Baby."
A Clinton grandchild would also be born in time for a potential presidential run by Clinton in 2016. She told the interviewer to please "call my mother and tell her that. She asks us about it every single day."
Clinton, 33, left her job on Wall Street earlier this year, having completed a master's degree in public health, and became vice-chairman of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. She said of her grandmother: "She had strong ideas about what I should do with the opportunities I had been given. I realised that as much as I tried not to care about the things my parents cared about, I did care about them, which was frustrating, in some ways. My grandmother, in her wizened way, just said, 'Yes, I've been waiting for you to come to this realisation'."
Clinton was speaking to the magazine in Rwanda, during a four-nation tour of sub-Saharan Africa with her father. She is expected to play an increasingly high-profile role in the family's foundation, which works in the developing world on issues such as health care, women's rights and climate change. She is also expected to play an important role in Mrs Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign - if she decides to run.
"I'll support my mother in whatever she does. Always," she said. In June this year, Clinton hinted at possible political ambitions of her own. "I'm grateful to live in a city, a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president and my senators and my representative," she said.
"If at some point that weren't true, and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I'd have to ask and answer that question."