This is a big year for Britain’s royal family.
The past few months have been filled with major announcements from palace officials.
Two of the Queen’s grandkids are getting married within months of one another. Prince Harry is set to wed former actress Meghan Markle in May. Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, recently announced her own engagement to her longtime boyfriend.
On top of that, the monarch is also going to welcome two more great-grandkids this year. Zara Tindall recently announced that she is expecting her second child, while Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed they are expecting a third child, due in April.
Royal family followers are particularly excited about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby news. As it turns out, bookies are already taking bets on the upcoming royal baby’s name — and there are a few favored options among them.
Ladbrokes Betting Agency employee Jessica Bridge told Newshub that the royal family reuses the same names every few generations, so it’s actually pretty easy to guess potential options (and unlikely the royals will choose something nontraditional).
According to Jessica, the current favorite name is Alice, while the runner-up is Albert. The baby being a girl, rather than a boy, is also currently favored in the bets, though the royals have yet to reveal the baby’s sex.
A former Princess Alice was Prince Philip’s mom. One of Queen Victoria’s daughters was also named Alice. Albert was the given name of Queen Elizabeth II’s dad, known during his reign as King George VI.
What do you think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will name the next royal baby?
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[H/T: Marie Claire Australia]
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