Meghan Markle set for TWINS? Bookies suspend royal baby bets after ‘unprecedented’ flurry
BOOKIES have dramatically stopped taking on bets that pregnant royal Meghan Markle will give birth to twins following an “abnormal” number of wagers that flooded in this morning.
Irish bookmakers Paddy Power said the number of bets on the Duchess of Sussex having twins with Prince Harry in spring when their first bundle is due, sky-rocketed so high the odds were at 5/1 before the suspension. A spokesman said in a statement: “An unprecedented amount of bets on Meghan and Harry to have twins has forced us to stop taking bets on the market altogether this morning. “Since the day began, the stream of bets has led us to believe that perhaps the punters – or an insider source – knows something more than we do.” At 8/1 Diana remains the favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s firstborn should it be a girl.
However, the name Arthur has become a popular bet for the bookies at 12/1, suggesting the royals could use either.
The name Alice is also popular and at the same odds as Arthur, with Edward and Elizabeth following closely behind at 16/1.
Unpopular bets for the child’s name are Boris at 200/1, Donald at 250/1 and Paddy – perhaps after the bookmakers – which came in at a not-so-favourable 500/1.
With regards to the child’s hair colour, the odds that it will be red like father, Prince Harry, are at 3/1.
Black hair bets had odds of 5/4 and brown was at 6/4.
Blonde however, was at 25/1.
Paddy Power are not the only ones wading in on the name of Harry and Meghan’s child.
Harry’s father, Prince Charles, has also given an extraordinary prediction as to what the child might be called.
Speaking at a reception to mark the late mother-in-law of Australia House, the Duke of Sussex’s father, Charles, the Prince of Wales, dropped a rare clue as to what his son and daughter-in-law may call their unborn child.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK