Here's what the bookmakers predict.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 27, 2019

It's a....royal baby!

While the gender of the royal baby is still unknown, that's not stopping betting enthusiasts from staking their claims on what they predict Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby will be named. With the baby due this spring, betting is in full swng on popular British betting and gambling company, Ladbrokes Coral.

According to a post earlier this February on Ladbrokes, we can expect lots of classic royal family names in the running. "Victoria is still leading the betting for the Royal Baby name as an 8/1 shot. Albert and Phillip are the likeliest names for a boy, both priced at 12/1," the post reads.

Other names that are being bet on include Diana with 10/1 odds, Alice at 12/1, and Arthur, Elizabeth, James, and Mary, each placed at 16/1.

As for gender? "It’s odds-on that they have a girl at 8/11, but every bet we’ve taken on the baby’s gender since Monday [February 11th] favours a boy at even-money," as Ladbrokes reports of the stakes.

Last week, the Duchess of Sussex celebrated her baby shower in New York City, with friends, flowers, and plenty of cupcakes. We hope the mama-to-be has a happy and healthy third trimester. Let the countdown to the Baby of Sussex begin!

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