Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby is due any day now, and many fans think the royal tot could arrive as soon as the Easter weekend.
With bets on a bank holiday baby pouring in, Ladbrokes has dropped the odds that he or she will arrive between Good Friday and Easter Monday to 3/1.
If the little one does make an appearance over the Easter period, it will be double celebrations for the royal family, with the Queen set to celebrate her 93rd birthday on Sunday.
Spokesperson for the betting company Jessica Bridge said, “Royal fans would love a double celebration over the Easter weekend with Her Majesty’s birthday on Sunday, and potentially Baby Sussex arriving as well.”
Speaking to Hello! magazine, she even gave details on what most betters are hoping the gender of the baby will be, adding, “Punters are still convinced the Duke and Duchess will be welcoming a little girl into the world.”
Ladbrokes’ odds for a baby girl are 4/7, while a boy is 13/10.
Meanwhile many royal enthusiasts have been placing the bets on what the infant’s name will be, with Elizabeth and Diana as the joint front-runners at 6/1, followed by 8/1 for Victoria. At 12/1 Albert and Philip are the most popular boys’ names.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprising announcement last week when they revealed they would be keeping the details of the birth of their first child private, with Buckingham Palace releasing a statement claiming the couple are looking forward to enjoying the moment as a family.
The statement read, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.
“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”