Kate Middleton will definitely give birth on Friday, May 1, according to a British bookmaker who has slashed odds that the Duchess will go into labor a week after her child was due.
William Hill reduced the odds of Prince George’s brother or sister to Evens. These were dramatically slashed because it’s widely believed that Middleton will be seven days overdue on Friday.
William Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly stated, “The baby will be a week overdue on Friday and from what we can gather, the activity on the market suggests the arrival will come either naturally or by other means on Friday.”
Private doctors on the Lindo Wing at Paddington’s St. Mary’s Hospital are likely to encourage the Duchess to give birth on Friday. That’s as long as the assumed due date, which has never been confirmed by the Royal family or one of their representatives, is correct.
On Thursday, William Hill, via the Express, also teased that an inordinate amount of bets had been placed on a certain baby name, which suggests that Kate Middleton and Prince William know the sex of their impending child and have already picked out the moniker.
Another William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams, explained, “Someone could easily have let something slip. This gamble on Charlotte has taken us all by surprise, in the last 24 hours almost 90 percent of wagers have been for Charlotte.”
Adams also added that because of how late the child is, betters believe that it’s going to be quite a huge baby too.
He continued, “Punters are latching on to the fact that the baby is increasingly late and believe that, as a result, Kate will deliver a whopper.”
Paddy Power, another British bookmaker, added that punters are completely “convinced the baby is going to be a girl.”
Over the last week, Kate Middleton has been spotted taking her son, Prince George, who was born in St. Mary’s in July of 2013, for a swim at the Queen’s residence at Buckingham Palace. Middleton has been spotted driving the short distance from her home at Kensington Palace to the Queen’s abode on at least two occasions.
Speculation has suggested that Middleton has decided to start swimming in an attempt to induce labor. She was also joined for these nautical excursions by her nanny, Maria Borrallo.
If Kate Middleton does give birth on Thursday, April 30, it will be extra special because it will fall just after the fourth wedding anniversary of her lavish wedding ceremony with Prince William. The pair exchanged vows at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, a service that was viewed by hundreds of millions of people all across the world.
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