The bookies' bets are already in...

Yesterday, the wonderful news of another addition to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s brood broke worldwide.

With Catherine expecting her third child, Palace Officials had confirmed the Royal Family were awaiting another arrival via social media – having shared a lengthy message announcing the incredible news.

An initial Tweet read: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child’.

This was then followed up with a longer statement explaining that whilst the Duchess is in good health, she is currently suffering with a form of severe morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, as she did with her previous two pregnancies.

And, while the wonderful baby news only hit the headlines yesterday, it would appear that bookies are already cashing in on what William and Catherine’s third baby will be named!

As expected, the top names are traditionally Royal in nature – with bookies William Hill betting the most likely girls names to be Alice (8/1), Elizabeth (10/1) and Victoria (14/1). You can also place a bet on the name Rose, with a chance of  25/1.

Interestingly, when Catherine was expecting her youngest child, Princess Charlotte, the most popular name with the bookies was also Alice.

There is also much speculation that the Duke and Duchess might choose to pay tribute to William’s late mother, Princess Diana, if they welcome a baby girl. William Hill has marked this with a possibility of 14/1.

When it comes to boys names, William Hill has set the odds for a son called James, Arthur or Philip all at 12/1.

However, while the most popular bets have been set on typically traditional names, a few wildcards have also been thrown into the mix.

In fact, William Hill are taking bets on the newest Royal arrival being called Donald with odds of 50/1.

Somehow, we don’t quite see this one happening.

We’d love to hear which names you’d bet on the newest Royal arrival being given – comment below with your own suggestions.

Alice Perry