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Royal baby: Alice soars to pole position as bookies’ favourite name for Kate & Will’s baby

KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to go into labour sometime this week as punters place their bets on the royal baby’s name. The latest odds now reveal Princess Alice is the new favourite royal baby name.

Royal fans have staked their money on Duchess Kate giving birth to a healthy little girl sometime before the end of April.

Royal baby news Kate's third child could be named Princess Alice Photo (C) GETTY
Royal baby news Kate’s third child could be named Princess Alice Photo (C) GETTY

Princess Alice is now a leading contender among the other suggested names, according to the latest odds from OddsMonkey.

The bookmakers are now convinced Kate will give birth this week after Kensington Palace revealed Kate was due in April.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton said: “Girl names are still dominating this market, but rather than Mary – it is Alice which is now leading the market.

“Alice has now been cut to 4/1 and is comfortably ahead of Mary and Victoria in the betting.

“However, the big move has been for a boy’s name in the shape of Arthur – that is now into 5/1 after Bookmakers reported substantial money coming in – yet still the public fully believe that it will be a girl.”

The other leading name candidates touted by OddsMonkey are Arthur at 5/1 for a boy and Mary at 11/2 for a girl.

Some of the other top suggestions are Victoria, Albert, Jack and Alexandra.

Royal baby news Ladbrokes are certain Kate will have a baby girl Photo (C) GETTY
Royal baby news Ladbrokes are certain Kate will have a baby girl Photo (C) GETTY

Here are the top 10 royal baby odds from OddsMonkey:

Girl names are still dominating this market, but rather than Mary – it is Alice

Peter Watton, OddsMonkey

Alice – 4/1
Arthur – 5/1
Mary – 11/2
Victoria – 6/1
Albert – 9/1
Jack – 9/1
Alexandra – 14/1
Philip – 14/1
Elizabeth – 16/1
Fred – 16/1

The news follows suggestions Prince Thomas has emerged as the new favourite after odds were slashed following an overnight flurry of bets.

According to Ladbrokes on Wednesday April 19, odds for Thomas fell from 66/1 down to a strong 20/1.

Royal baby news Prince Arthur leads the list for a baby boy Photo (C) GETTY
Royal baby news Prince Arthur leads the list for a baby boy Photo (C) GETTY

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Prince Thomas of Cambridge does have a nice ring to it, even if the name doesn’t immediately spring out as a traditional, regal name.

“However, Kate and Wills are modernising the Royal Family, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them opt for a ‘normal’ name.”

Bookmakers at Betfair have however painted a different picture, with the latest odds suggesting the royal baby could be named Arthur at odds of 5/1.

Other firm candidates include Edward at 6/1 and Mary at 6/1.

The latest odds from Betfair are:

Arthur – 5/1
Edward – 6/1
Mary – 6/1
Thomas – 6/1
Philip – 6/1
Alice – 6/1
Henry – 6/1
Elizabeth – 7/1
Victoria – 9/1
Albert – 10/1

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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