Not long now!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news that they were expecting their first baby together last year, with the future arrival’s due date said to be in April.
Now, just weeks away, speculation is rising around every aspect of the royal baby and its parents, from the baby’s gender and selected God parents to when the family will move to their new Frogmore Cottage home and the shade of vegan paint set to decorate the nursery.
The most rumours however surround the royal baby name.
The royal baby will be seventh in line to the throne, so it is unlikely that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have to conform to as many rules as William and Kate in terms of names, but it is thought that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will still opt for a traditional moniker.
According to the bookies odds by William Hill, as of this week there’s one name in the lead, and it’s fairly surprising.
Above Elizabeth and Diana as predictions is Victoria, bagging the top spot with odds of 8/1.
In fact a lot of the names on the list are inspired by past royals.
The next most popular name prediction for the future arrival is Diana, of course after Prince Harry’s late mother with an odds of 10/1. These are followed by another two female names (the public seem to think it’s a girl!) - Alice and Isabella.
In fifth place with a 14/1 odds is the name Arthur, with other names on the list including Edward and James.
What will the royal couple go for? There’s not long now to see!
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