Punters backing baby Alice after royal wish for a girl

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Royal punters are heavily backing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex having a baby girl, according to our latest odds.

After Prince Harry revealed his preference of the couple welcoming a baby girl into the world, the bookies can reveal it’s been one-way traffic in the gender betting at 10/11.

Victoria still stands as the favourite at 8/1 but it’s the moniker Alice which has seen the most wagers placed in the last 24 hours at 12/1. Diana (12/1) also remains a popular bet along with Alexandra at 16/1.

However, should Meghan give birth to a little boy there is still significant interest in Albert, Arthur and Phillip all at 10/1 apiece.

Grace Doubleday of Ladbrokes said: “After Harry lets slip of his hope to have a spring girl, Alice becomes more popular as it moves up towards the top of the betting.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Royal baby name

Victoria – 8/1
Albert – 10/1
Arthur – 10/1
Phillip – 10/1
Alice – 12/1
Diana – 12/1
Alexandra – 16/1
Alfred – 16/1
Charles – 16/1
Elizabeth – 16/1
James – 16/1
Mary – 16/1
Alexander – 20/1
Alexandria – 20/1
Edward – 20/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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