Queen Latifah wants to have children.

The Oscar-nominated actress and singer believes she works too hard and is keen to have a family at some point in the near future.

Asked about where she would like to be in 10 years time, the 40 year old said: "On cruise control, with a couple of kids under my belt. It's in the Lord's hands.

"I work a lot. I want to make sure I'm living life to the fullest and checking in with me."

The Hollywood star also has advice for British royal bride Kate Middleton, saying she needs to find a "sanctuary" of her own because so many people will be interested about her relationship with Prince William.

She told Parade.com: "Make sure you have a sanctuary, because everybody in the world is going to be in your business. He happened to be born a prince; you happened to go to college and meet him.

"You're two kids who fell in love. I just hope you have a happy life. And don't take anything personally."