Duchess Kate Middleton has turned the world into a royal baby watch. With pregnant Princess Kate and Prince William ready to dash to the hospital as soon as her labor pains begin, speculation that the Duchess of Cambridge will have a baby girl is causing many to imagine just what it would be like for that child, reported Hello.
Two members of the royal family have been public in wishing for a female sibling for little Prince George.
“I hope it will be a girl this time,” admitted Prince Charles, known to dote in his role as a grandfather.
“With any luck and it’s a girl and I’ll see [William] suffer even greater. I’d love to see him try and cope with that,” joked Prince William’s brother Prince Harry.
It’s been more than 50 years since the British royal family celebrated the birth of a girl. Princess Diana had William and Harry, making Princess Anne’s birth in 1950 the last such occasion. Her mother is Elizabeth II, and her brother is Prince Charles.
As far as royal role models, however, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are highly popular members of the family. Although their parents, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, have had some highly publicized problems, both Beatrice and Eugenie are university-educated and set on their own career paths.
If Duchess Kate does have a daughter, she would become the sister of a future king. However, as the Inquisitr reported, both Princess Kate and Prince William have sought to give Prince George a normal childhood, protecting him from publicity as much as possible.
Both Kate and William have attempted to protect the little boy from an excess of publicity. They have permitted him to appear at official public events only three times, all of which have caused the cheerful child to soar in social media fame without his knowledge.
But although Prince George is popular, a Scottish gambler is betting the largest amount in history that Duchess Kate will have a girl, reported People.
Guessing that Princess Kate will have a girl, the Scottish speculator put almost $3,000 dollars ( equal to a £2000 bet) on his gender assumption. If she does, he’ll win $4736.
At this point, about 90 percent of baby bets are place on a girl.
“The odds on it being a girl are so short now that you have to place a big bet to get any money back,” revealed Ladbrokes representative Jessica Bridge.
And if it is a baby girl, Alice tops the list of most popular names.
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