Royal Baby Betting

royal baby betting

Earlier this month, Price Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were expecting their second child which will be the brother or the sister to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Harry and Meghan are yet to disclose either the sex or the name of the baby which has lead several bookmakers to open betting markets and begin to take bets from punters around the world.

Royal Baby Betting Markets

The main royal baby betting markets which are offered by several bookmakers, such as the ones found at, are whether the baby will be a boy or a girl and the name of the baby. However, some bookmakers are also taking bets on the month the baby will be born in as well as the weight at birth!

Boy or a Girl?

Do you think Meghan and Harry will give Archie a little brother or a sister?

There isn’t a strategy to betting on this market as it’s really a 50/50 punt. As bookies apply a margin to their bets, you’re likely to be offered a little less than evens for the baby to either be a boy or a girl.

Baby Name

Betting on the name of Meghan and Harry’s second child takes a bit more thought and you can increase your chances of winning your bet with a little research.

Typically, royal family names are traditional with names such as George and Albert being chosen for Will & Kate’s and Harry and Meghan’s children. It can be a good idea to look into the names and middle names of royal family members which are often where newborn names are chosen from.

For example, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate, named their son George Alexander Louis.

The name George comes from the Queen’s father, George VI. Alexander is associated with the Queen’s middle name, Alexandra. And Louis is Prince William’s middle name.

Some of the bookies favourites include:

  • Diana 10/1
  • Arthur 10/1
  • Allegra 11/1
  • Albert 12/1
  • Thomas 12/1
  • Isabella 12/1

Month of Birth

We know that Harry and Meghan’s second child is due this summer but it is unknown which exact month the baby will arrive.

Currently, the bookies favourites are:

  • July 11/8
  • June 13/8
  • August 5/1
  • May 8/1
  • September 10/1

Weight of Baby

This is an interesting betting market as statistically speaking, your second baby is more likely to be heavier than your first.

Harry and Meghan’s first child, Archie, weighed 7lb 3oz at birth which is pretty much the average weight. If you’re going off trends then it may be worth backing a weight bigger than this.

Here are some of the weights and odds bookies are currently offering:

  • 7lbs-7lbs 15oz – 7/4
  • 8lbs-8lbs 15oz – 2/1
  • 6lbs-6lbs 15oz – 7/2
  • 9lbs-9lbs15oz – 8/1
  • 5lbs-5lbs 15oz – 10/1
  • Less than 5lbs – 18/1

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