The announcement of Kate Middleton’s third pregnancy has not only caused headlines across the world but has also presented plenty of betting markets concerning the forthcoming Royal Baby birth. The first market is the name of the baby. Bet365 Sports currently has Arthur, Albert and Phillip as the joint-favourites.
Looking at the Royal Baby betting market in 2018, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfair all have Arthur as their favourite. Brits considering the newest Royal baby being named for the legendary king is a thrilling prospect. It’s also a highly likely scenario for the name to be selected.
William Hill is currently offering Arthur at 2/1 odds. That's closely followed by Albert at 3/1 odds, then James 5/1, Philip and Thomas 6/1, Alexander 8/1 and Jack 10/1. The most notable longshot offered in the market is Wayne at 500/1.
Ladbrokes then has Arthur listed at 6/4 followed by James at 4/1 and Phillip at 5/1. Along with Ladbrokes, Betfair places Arthur at 5/2 odds, Phillip at 7/2, Albert at 9/2, Thomas 9/2, James 13/2. Most of these odds are based on past experiences with royal baby names and their heritage.
However, if you fancy something slightly different, there are several possibilities. If you think the baby might be named after William’s brother then Harry is available at 50/1, while Adelaide is on offer at 33/1. There are a range of other Bet365 Sports Royal Baby markets available as well.
Unsurprisingly, you can back the gender of the baby at evens for both options, and depending on when you think the baby will be born, you can choose ‘Before 1st July’ at 4/6. If that is not specific enough, you can back a morning birth at 4/5, while an afternoon or evening birth is available at evens with.
The weight of our future Royal is another market available. The average baby weighs 7.5lbs, so between 7lbs and 7lbs 15oz at 7/4 seems a solid price. 6-6lbs 15oz is available at 3/1, while 8-8lbs 15oz is a fractionally bigger 7/2. However, if you reckon it will be a large baby, 10lbs or more is a mammoth 18/1.