Punters Choose Alexandra as Name of Royal Baby

Jul 11, 2013, 13:25 ET from Betfred

MANCHESTER, England, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Royal baby will have the title of the Prince or Princess of Cambridge but punters are betting on what first name Prince William and Catherine will give their child.

As the Duchess of Cambridge's expected due date approaches punters are backing Alexandra to be the name of the Royal Baby.

Betfred spokesman Mark Pearson,

"A baby girl has been the odds on favourite for a while but in the last 24 hours all the money has been for Alexandra who is now the evens favourite after a right royal gamble."

Alexandra is the Queen's middle name while next in the betting is Charlotte at 6/1.

Elizabeth, also in honour of the child's Great Grandmother is 8/1, while Victoria and Diana are both 10/1 along with George and James.

Bookmakers Betfred are sponsoring the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. The race will be run at 2.10 and Betfred are offering 10/1 that the new arrival is born before the race

Name of Royal Baby

Alexandra        EVENS
Charlotte         6/1
Elizabeth         8/1
Victoria           10/1
Diana               10/1
George            10/1
James              10/1
Alice                16/1
Mary               20/1
Eleanor            20/1
Grace              25/1


Contact: Mark Pearson, mark.pearson@betfred.com  


SOURCE Betfred