Royal baby name: Arthur favourite for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, according to bookmakers

Following the information that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed a baby boy, royal followers are eagerly awaiting – and betting on – the latest royal’s title.

With earlier favorite choices reminiscent of Diana and Allegra not within the operating, bookmakers have seen predictions for names reminiscent of Alexander and Oliver surge in reputation.

Presently, Arthur is the most well-liked selection with 5-1 odds, in keeping with Coral, adopted by Philip at 6-1.

Arthur has been used a number of instances within the royal household tree, together with as the center title of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son Prince Louis. 

Albert, the most popular name for male members of the royal family, and James are tied at 8-1 odds, with Alexander and Alfred not far behind at 10-1 odds.

“Because the Royal couple confirmed the brand new child is a boy, the percentages have been slashed on Arthur being the title,” stated Coral’s John Hill.

Different less-likely prospects embrace Donald, with 1000-1 odds, and Apple at 200-1.

The Duke and Duchess introduced the arrival of their first youngster on Instagram, the place they revealed that each the duchess and the new child are “wholesome and nicely”.

“We’re happy to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn youngster within the early morning on Could 6, 2019,” the assertion reads.

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“Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs 3oz.”

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