Arthur and James backed as Royal Baby name speculation grows

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James and Arthur remain at the top of the market as the two most likely names for the Royal Baby.

Royal fans are hoping that Kensington Palace will make an announcement imminently.

But until then Arthur remains at the top of the pile and has been the most popular selection overnight and into Wednesday morning at odds of 11/4.

James remains a strong selection with punters and follows close behind at 4/1.

Alexander has also been backed this morning and is now in to 5/1 from 10/1 earlier in the day.

The chances of a new baby Philip have lengthened somewhat to 10/1, while we go 12/1 that the sprog is christened Henry.

Leroy and Caden remain the long-odds outsiders at 500/1 apiece.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Another surge of bets have come in for Arthur and he remains the favourite at 11/4, but James is still an incredibly popular bet and it seems like punters can’t quite seem to make their mind up between the two monikers.”

She added: “The initial enthusiasm for Charles, Philip and Michael appears to be fading, with punters possibly believing they would be middle names rather than the first one.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Prince of Cambridge name odds

Arthur – 11/4

James – 4/1

Albert – 5/1

Alexander – 5/1

Philip – 10/1

Henry – 12/1

Edward – 16/1

Frederick – 16/1

Thomas – 20/1

Alfred – 25/1

Jack – 25/1

Louis – 20/1

Michael – 25/1

Charles – 25/1

William – 23/1

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All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket, speedway and horse racing.