The Duchess of Cambridge says she doesn't know the sex of her first child -- but she hopes it's a boy.
LONDON - Who's cashing in on the royal pregnancy? Betting shops.
Punters (bettors) in Britain have a range of possible wagers from betting agencies William Hill, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. Odds as of Tuesday morning:
Paddy Power: Twins: 8-1; Triplets 100-1; Quadruplets or more 500-1
Paddy Power: Under 5 pounds, 5-1; 6 pounds to 6 pounds 15 ounces, 7-2
NAME OF BABY
Paddy Power: Catherine 20-1, Diana 9-1, William 16-1, Britney 500-1
Ladbrokes: Catherine 16-1, Diana 12-1, Charles 10-1, Arsene 500-1
Ha ha. As in Arsene Wenger, coach of Arsenal FC soccer team. Anyway, Prince William supports Aston Villa.
WILL BABY BE A VOGUE COVER MODEL BEFORE 18?
William Hill: 33-1
WILL BABY BECOME PRO SOCCER STAR?
William Hill: 1,000-1
AND ONE FINAL THOUGHT:
"Everybody has got a chance to experience it in their own way, right down to the fact of betting on the names -- is it going to be Frances or James or Baby Gaga?" said royal historian Robert Lacey.
The former Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her first baby in July, and her health is improving after a bout of severe morning sickness, palace officials said Monday.
Bookmakers are taking bets on the name of the royal baby, with Diana among the favorites.
Get the nursery ready: Britain's royal family announced Monday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, are expecting their first child.