A Royal baby is on the way in what is the most important announcement of the summer since David Moyes replaced Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
While the house of Windsor remains cool, calm and collected – punters can’t get enough of what Kate and William will name the new arrival.
Unsurprisingly, Diana has attracted the highest number of individual bets in the baby’s name market and is a 10/1 shot. The names Charlotte (6/1) and Alexandra (7/1) have attracted the chunkier wagers, while the new-born to be named after Kate’s brother, James, is the shortest priced boys’ name at 5/1.
There’s still the chance of finally being a Prince Paddy, albeit a very slim one at 66/1.
Hair colour and the baby’s weight have seen plenty of action with punters unable to split brown and red at 9/4.
Prince Harry may get a few curious looks if he/she is a ginger but he’ll be off the hook with a black-haired or blonde-haired baby – and both colours are priced up at 11/4.
The paparazzi will be hanging out the hospital window to get the first snaps for Hello magazine while the Horse and Hound, not exactly known for their world exclusive snaps of the Royals, can be backed at 50/1 to have the new arrival on their cover first.
While reports suggest that Kate has enjoyed most of her pregnancy – we’re not sure how quick the new mum will want to get back in the saddle for baby No2.
A brother/sister in 2014 for the new Prince/Princess is as short as 11/10 with Paddy Power, with 2015 at 7/4.