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Could the royal baby really be called Prince Albert?

Friday 27th April 2018

While the world awaits the name of the royal baby, Twitter has gone into overdrive after news that it could be called… Prince Albert.

The fifth in line to the throne, who was born on Monday, April 23, could be destined to have the questionable moniker after a huge hint from the royal website, which appeared to set up a page dedicated to the newborn prince, with the name included in the URL.  

Bookmakers including Coral even suspended betting on the name after a surge of bets on the new prince being called Albert.

"It's been a manic few days as the Duke and Duchess keep us waiting for the new baby's name and the internet has been awash with rumours and theories,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

“With a wedding to follow next month the royal family have rarely been so popular and we've been inundated with bets over the whole week. 

“This wave of bets on Albert really could be telling and has left us with no choice but to suspend betting. We are expecting to discover the outcome tomorrow and at the moment a Prince Albert looks likely.”

Albert had been 6/1 on Thursday morning with the firm but after a late plunge of money went odds on before betting was suspended.

Now the name is the odds-on favourite to take the, ahem, crown—ahead of Arthur (11/4), Alexander (8/1), James (10/1) and Philip (12/1).

Outsiders include Frederik (20/1), Charles (25/1) William (33/1), and Boris (200/1).

What do you think? Click below to place your bet.

Royal baby name odds

Albert 4/11 1/3 2/5
Arthur 5/2 11/4 5/2
Alexander 7/1 8/1 8/1
James 9/1 10/1 10/1
Philip 11/1 12/1 12/1
Louis 18/1 16/1 16/1
Henry 25/1 16/1 25/1
Thomas 25/1 20/1 25/1
Edward 33/1 20/1 25/1
Fredrick 33/1 20/1 25/1
William 33/1 33/1 40/1
Charles 50/1 25/1 40/1
Boris 150/1 200/1 200/1

Royal baby name odds

Odds correct as of 11th Apr, 13:23 . Odds are subject to change.
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