Royal baby name REVEALED: Princess Alice and Prince Philip lead the odds
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third royal baby could be named Alice if it is a girl or Philip it if is a boy, the latest odds have spectacularly revealed.
Punters are hedging their bets on Duchess Kate giving birth to a little princess later in April, with baby Alice dominating at the bookies.
Ladbrokes has now said baby Philip comes in at a close second place for a baby boy.
Alice and Philip have topped the charts for both genders coming on top of names such as Eliabeth and Edward.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Punters are seemingly confident Kate will give birth to a girl as Alice is proving twice as popular as any other name in the market, but if it’s a boy it’s looking increasingly likely he’ll be named after his great grandfather.”
The latest odds on the baby being named Alice are 5/1, and the odds for Philip are 16/1.
Ladbrokes also offers these odds on the baby’s gender: girl – 10/11 and boy – Evens.
The news comes after it was revealed punters might have to wait a whole two days before Kate and William announce to the world the name of their third child.
The move appears to have become a tradition of sorts for the Duke and Duchess, who kept their childrens’ names secret for 48 hours after Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrived in the world.
Royal baby name: Punters are betting on Alice and Philip
Royal baby odds: Other popular names are Alexandra, Elizabeth, Edward, Louis and Diana
The royal baby will not have a last name
Royal expert Marlene Eilers Koenig explained: “The royal baby will not have a last name.
“The name on the birth certificate will say HRH Prince or Princess, and all three names of Cambridge.”
In the same fashion, Prince George’s certificate reads: “HRH Prince George Alexander Louis.”
However if they wish, members of the royal family whoa are of the House Windsor, can use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
‘Mountbatten’ was added to the name Windsor by Queen Elizabeth II, to honour Prince Philip after the couple got married.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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