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Bookies slash odds on Meghan and Harry’s top baby names

Bookies have slashed odds

With the due date of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s little one edging closer, the favourite baby names in the running have been shared by bookies.

They have slashed the odds on some monikers, with Victoria being a favourite if the royal couple have a girl.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for the State dinner on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
The actress is due in Spring next year (Credit: Getty)

Coral spokesperson Harry Aitkenhead told OK! magazine:  “It won’t be long now until the latest Royal baby is welcomed into the family, and the name is always a popular thing for punters to bet on.

“At the moment it is Victoria that leads the way and is our favourite to be the name of Harry and Meghan’s first child, whilst famous Royal names Diana and Philip have also been popular in the betting.”

Coral revealed Victoria is the most popular choice, putting their odds to 8/1.

Diana, after Harry’s late mother, is also a frontrunner with odds at 10/1.

The top contenders for boys’ names, according to the betting site, are Albert and Philip at 10/1.

Meghan has been showing off her baby bump (Credit: Wenn/ITV)

Bookies’ claims there was an influx of bets after the couple joined the royal family for Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (19 December).

This suggests Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, may have chosen a name for their new arrival, despite the public still not knowing if they are having a boy or girl.

They couldn’t stop smiling when they arrived for lunch at Buckingham Palace (Credit: Wenn)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their exciting news in October, shortly after they arrived on their 16-day royal tour.

They are expecting their first child in Spring 2019, but a specific due date has not been revealed.

Meghan has been proudly flaunting her blossoming bump since the happy news broke.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for the State dinner on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Will it be a boy or a girl? (Credit: Getty)

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It also comes as bookies slashed odds on Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 36, having a fourth child next year.

It’s going to be a big royal family!

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