Wagers are now being taken on the likely name, gender and hair color of their first-born, bookmaker William Hill said in a written statement. It has Frances and John as the favorites for the baby’s name, at 9-to-1, with Charles, Victoria and George at 10-to-1.
- WILLIAM HILL: We fully expect that the betting public will get involved in speculating what the baby will be called
Ladbrokes has Elizabeth — the name of the baby’s great-grandmother — as an 8-to-1 favorite, with Frances, John, Charles and George at 10-to-1.
Because the Duchess’s severe morning sickness is three times more common in women expecting twins than in women carrying one baby the odds of the Duchess having twins were slashed from 50/1 to 8/1 by Paddy Power following a rush of bets.