Betting on the Royal Baby Heats Up

Kate Middleton Pregnant

The Royals are once again a hot topic at various sports betting sites in the “special bets” section. With betting on nearly every aspect of their lives from royal weddings to the festivities of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we’ve become accustomed to being able to wager on every detail of Royal life.

So it’s no surprise that while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton are yet to share the sex of their unborn child, it hasn’t prevented bookmakers from offering odds on everything from the sex of their baby to the baby name that the couple will choose.

With Kate’s due date fast approaching, punters are able to select from a variety of bets including the arrival date of the new tot, whether it will be born on the same day as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby, the sex of the royal baby, its hair colour and most popular of all the baby’s name.

In spite of Prince Harry apparently letting it slip that the couple will be having a boy, betting odds contradict this report and girl’s names remain high on the list at Betfair’s Royal Baby Name betting exchange with the top four slots being dedicate to girl’s names with Alexandra being the favourite at 7 to 1, followed by Victoria and Elizabeth at 9.6 to 1 and Diana at 12 to 1. George is the favourite boy’s name but is only in position 5 with 12.5 to 1 odds, followed by another list of girl’s names and James coming in at 22 to 1 odds.

Even in the midst of so much interest and excitement the royal couple have kept things quite low key and haven’t given anything away regarding the sex or name of their baby. On a trip to Glasgow Duchess Kate apparently admitted that they have been considering baby names and have a shortlist for both boys and girls. But with Kate’s due date estimated at somewhere in mid July, the country and rest of the world won’t have to wait long until the details are released.