You Can Now Bet On Every Aspect Of Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy
11:30 am, December 4th | by Carmen Shardae Jobson
Finally! Queen-to-be Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has been confirmed (after countless false alarms), and as the countdown begins to the arrival of the lovable bundle of silver spooned joy, a betting war has begun to correctly guess what Kate and Wills will name the kid (and to think that yesterday, it was all about Blue Ivy!). The U.K. based betting company Paddy Power has enumerated just about all possible scenarios in a press release:
Paddy Power, Europe’s largest betting company, have made Mary, Victoria and John the joint 8/1 favourite baby names following the announcement that Kate Middleton is pregnant.
Next in the running is Diana and Frances at 9/1 with Philip, Anne and Charles all available at 10/1. The current longshots include 80/1 Chelsy, 100/1 Bradley and 250/1 Fergie.
Elsewhere, Paddy Power make it an unlikely 6/1 that the child will have ginger hair, with brown the current 13/8 favourite.
Weight wise, the 5/2 favourite is for the new arrival to be born between 7lbs and 7lbs 15oz, while Pippa and Prince Harry are leading the charge to be named godparents ahead of 25/1 David Beckham and 100/1 Victoria Beckham.
Quite invested in this child, aren’t they (and imagine what will happen if the rumors that it might be twins turn out to be true)? While Paddy Power are usually more concerned with poker games and horse races, the lure of celebrity culture is tough to resist, a fact that they freely acknowledge: “There’s very little to choose from between the top ten or so names in the betting. The nation will wait with bated breath on the blighter’s name — but I’d imagine some of our punters will be paying close attention than most”. Oh, baby.