The first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton is expected to arrive into the world any time now and the weight of punters’ money suggests that July 17th is the most likely day on which the couple’s wait to welcome the newborn will be ended.
Some news outlets had previously reported that the infant had been expected on July 13th; therefore days in the more immediate future head the betting with July 16th the outright favourite at 4/1, followed by the heavily backed 17th at 5/1.
July 18th (6/1), July 19th (8/1), July 20th (10/1), July 21st (12/1), July 22nd (14/1), and July 23rd (16/1) round out the list of options.
Betting over the gender of the ultra-entitled infant is skewed in favour of female (1/3) after the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly compromised secrecy on the subject during a visit to Grimsby.
Kate was overheard thanking a well-wisher who had given her a teddy bear by saying ‘thank you, I will take that for my d…’ before stopping herself from completing the sentence, according to CNN.
As a result a royal boy is a betting underdog at 9/4.
Although Chinese whispers could very well have been at work with regards to the baby’s gender, it’s still girl’s names that punters have been keenest to back with their hard-earned and eight of the most backed monikers of pointing an expected baby girl, unless Prince William and Princess Katherine are planning on giving their son a ‘Boy Named Sue’ style upbringing.
Alexandra (6/4) is by some distance the hot-pot in this particular market, having previously been as long as 10/1.
With a flurry of wagers over a 24-hour period around the 10th of April causing that price-concertina, a leak from the royal family’s inner circle is suspected to be the root cause.
Victoria (6/1), Charlotte (6/1), Elizabeth (8/1), Diana (8/1), Mary (12/1), Alice (16/1) and Frances (20/1) are the next most popular names for the little princess.
If the odds are to be upset and potential future king turns up then James (6/1) and George (10/1) are by some way the potential front-runners.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.