More bookmakers slash odds on royal baby name
More bookmakers have slashed the odds on the new royal baby being named Alice.
While it was first reported last week that BetFair has lowered it’s odds on the moniker being chosen to 3/1, Ladbrokes has now followed suit following a flurry of bets on the name from a group of royal fans in Tunbridge, Kent.
One punter is said to have bet £300 on the name, which would see them take home over £4,500 if Britain’s Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge choose to name their second child Alice.
Bookmakers William Hill, who currently offer odds of 4/1, said in a statement: “We have seen a significant number of bets, particularly from the Tunbridge area – you have to think there is a good reason for the gamble.”
While the sex of the royal baby remains unknown, William Hill also reports that over 70 per cent of customers have bet that the couple are having a girl.
Other names thought to be being considered include Elizabeth (9-2), Charlotte (11-2), Victoria (12-1), Alexandra (14-1) and Diana (16-1).
The 33-year-old royal revealed last month that she is due to give birth in “mid-to-end of April” when she visited Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich, south east London.
The brunette beauty met mothers who use the centre and volunteers who work for the organisation, including Christie Osbourne.
Christie recalled: “I told her she is beautiful and that she’s got a tiny little bump. I asked when her baby is due and she said mid-to-end of April.”