Royal Baby Bets Quickly Follow Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan"s Pregnancy News

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:51 AM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 9:51 AM UTC

Spring will bring more than flowers next year as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announce they’re expecting  their first child.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a royal baby in one of Queen Elizabeth’s carriages.

Ok, we messed a little with the “playground” song, but there is little surprise that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan would have a baby in short order after the May wedding.

And Meghan don’t think you were fooling us with that lovely loose-fitting, baby-bump concealing, navy Givenchy coat you wore to Princess Eugenie’s wedding last week. We could almost hear the British two-tone howler sirens going off – Alert! Baby on Board!

And because this child is being born a royal, the sportsbooks already are offering odds. Actually, a few actually posted odds weeks ago, before the official announcement, based on Meghan wearing her hair straight rather than curled. Seriously.

The “hair conspiracy,” which Duchess Meghan allegedly borrowed from her sister-in-law, was floated last year by the United Kingdom’s Evening Standard newspaper. The reported Duchess Kate cut her hair dramatically prior to announcing she and Prince William were expecting Prince Louis. She had gray roots when announcing Princess Charlotte and new bangs when she revealed her pregnancy with Prince George. “Pattern is Duchess of Cambridge changes her hairstyle, people concentrate on her head, then announces pregnancy,” the paper tweeted last year.

Yeah, we can’t believe we typed that paragraph either.

Anyway, it seems Duchess Meghan borrowed the hair strategy. All for the want of a curling iron. Sneaky, Duchess.

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Bovada has posted seven royal baby bets:

  • The day of birth of Harry & Meghan’s first child? All days, Sunday through Saturday have odds of +550. We like any day but Wednesday. You know, Wednesday’s child is full of woe. No baby needs woe.
  • The hair color of Harry & Meghan’s child? Black is favored at +125, followed by brown, +150; red, +300; auburn +800 and blond +2500. As much as we’d love the child to be a ginger like daddy, red hair is a recessive gene and occurs only from receiving two red-hair genes, one from each parent. This child is going to have black or brown hair.
  • What nation will their child be born? United Kingdom, -500; United States, +300; Other Country, +700. Uh, hello?! That baby will be swaddled in the Union Jack.
  • What month will be baby be born? April, +200; May +200; March, +250; February, +700 and June, +800. The official announcement says the royal couple is “expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.” For the record, Spring begins March 20 and ends June 21.
  • What time will the baby be born? Midnight to 4 a.m., 4 to 8 a.m., 8 a.m. to noon, noon to 4 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight. All bets are +450. This is an eenie, meenie, miney, moe bet. Good luck.
  • Will Meghan have twins? +1500 Yes, -2500, No. Again, we refer to the official announment that did say “A baby.”
  • What will be the name of their first child? Diana, +800; Alice or Authur, +1400; Edward, +1800; and Victoria, Elizabeth, Grace, James and Frances, all at +2000. Longshots are Boris, +25000, Jamie, +15000; Michael, Gregory, Mark/Marc, Leopold, all at +8000. No surprise that the favored name is Diana if the baby is a girl, after Prince Harry’s beloved mom who died in car crash in 1997. Harry’s niece, Princess Charlotte, has Diana as a middle name, so that might knock it off the list. Also, that name brings a lot of scrutiny and attention with it, beyond the white-hot lights the royals already are living under. Give a girl a break. Alice seems a strong choice if a girl, with Arthur the favored choice for boy.

Other sites offering similar odds includes, Bet365 with Alice, Victoria and Diana as favored names if it is a girl and Phillip and Arthur if a boy, all at +1200.

Ladbrokes is offering 5/1 on which day of week the royal baby will be born, 10/11 odds on whether it will be a boy or a girl, and varying odds on the baby’s name with Victoria favored at 8/1.

And Paddy Power has Diana as the favored name at 8/1 followed by Arthur and Alice at 13/1. On the never gonna happen list: Boris, Jed, Joffrey and Donald at 500/1.

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