Jul 03, 2013

    World bets on royal baby

    WILL it be a girl called Alexandra, or a boy called Wayne?

    No one outside Buckingham Palace knows, but it has not stopped punters worldwide from betting on Prince William and Catherine's royal baby. There is a right royal choice of odds on the books, ranging from the future monarch's sex, weight and hair colour, to even whether Catherine will have a caesarean delivery.

    The big money is on the baby's name, said Mr Joe Crilly, a spokesman for British bookies William Hill.

    Traditional names head the list, led by Alexandra when it comes to girls' names, and George for boys'.