Will & Kate’s Royal Baby #3: Here’s the Name That Bookies are Betting On
(S)he's almost here!
With royal baby number three still a few months away, it’s likely to be a while before we hear any more official baby news from Kensington Palace. The gender and name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child will be kept under wraps until the birth itself — but, of course, that won’t stop bookies from making highly educated bets on the details. While we wait, here’s everything we know (and everything we think we know) about Kate and Prince William’s new baby so far.
Will and Kate will (probably) welcome another girl
We’re not totally sure why, but according to Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes, “Punters are convinced the Duke and Duchess are expecting another little girl.”
Mary is the favourite name amongst bookies
Back in January, the odds favoured Alice for a baby girl and Albert for a baby boy. But the bookies have swung towards another top choice: Mary now is favoured as the top pick for a girl’s name, and Albert and Arthur are tied for the top boys’ names. With the gender of the baby pretty much publicly decided upon, people are now so convinced they know what George and Charlotte’s new sibling will be Mary, that the bookies have suspended bets.
All of these juicy details will be confirmed in April
T-minus two months until the royal watchers can plan to start camping out at the Lindo Wing. That’s right: we just got our official royal baby number three due date! Kensington Palace confirmed via Twitter that Kate Middleton and Prince William are “delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018.” *Sigh*, there’s nothing like a precious little Princess or Prince to mark the start of spring.
The third royal baby will be fifth in line to Britain’s throne
Whether royal baby number three is a prince or princess, he/she will fall behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Sorry Prince Harry, but that means you just got bumped to sixth place.
The new royal baby *might* be born at the Lindo Wing in St Mary’s Hospital
Or will he/she? There have been rumours circulating that Kate is thinking about a home birth for her third baby. Kate gave birth to Princess Charlotte and Prince George in the private wing of the West London hospital, and Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William and Prince Harry in Lindo Wing as well. But this hasn’t always been the case with royal births: Queen Elizabeth II was born at a home belonging to her mother’s parents in London’s Mayfair and Prince Charles was born at Buckingham Palace.