Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton has one issue that she doesn’t have to contend with anymore, after a corgi race decided the name of her impending child. And the winner was Alexandra.
English betting agent Ladbrokes set up the world’s first corgi race to decide the name, and they entitled the contest, “The Ladbrokes Barkingham Palace Gold Cup.”
Ten corgis took to the track to help determine both the name and sex of the new royal baby, and you can see a video of the race below.
The names that were competing in the event were Henry, Victoria, Spencer, Camilla, James, Alexandra, Albert, Phillipa, Boris, and Elizabeth.
Each of these pups were then set free, and Alexandra pelted ahead of her competitors to win the race. Camilla and Victoria took up the remaining places on the podium. Beforehand, Elizabeth was deemed as the favorite for the girls while James was looked at as the favorite for the boys.
Speaking to the Mirror about the race, Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes remarked, “Alexandra romped to victory and it looks like Kate will soon be giving birth to a little girl next month. Royal baby betting is booming and the arrival of a new heir to the throne is sure to see a record amount of wagers placed.”
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Kate Middleton, who is believed to be eight months pregnant with her second child, decided to spend some quality time with her first child, Prince George, at London’s Science Museum.
According to People, via E! Online, she visited the museum alongside her 20-month-old son. In order for the Duchess and the Prince to enjoy their time in the establishment, the museum had to be closed to other visitors. It was then filled with the royal pair and their security staff.
A source told the publication, “They seemed to enjoy themselves. It’s lovely that she feels she can bring George here.”
Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge also visited Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich, where she visited the nursery and spoke to some of its employees.
While there, one of the volunteers, 49-year-old Christie Osborne, spoke to her. Afterwards, she told reporters that Middleton had revealed her due date to her.
“I told her she is beautiful and that she’s got a tiny little bump. I asked when her baby is due and she said mid-to-end of April.”
Middleton spent plenty of time with the children at Brookhill, while the dress that she wore on the day proved to be so popular that it instantly sold out on ASOS.
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