The Queen’s grand-daughter Princess Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Eugenie, 30, and husband Jack Brooksbank, 34 broke the news this morning, and there are already odds being released on what the newborn will be named.
The baby, 11th in line to the throne was born at The Portland Hospital in London, the same hospital Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed had baby Archie in May 2019.
Bookmakers were quick to price up the market –
Eugenie baby Boy name odds
Philip – 4/1
Arthur – 5/1
James – 6/1
Edward – 8/1
Albert – 10/1
Hugo – 10/1
Alfred – 10/1
Philip seems to be the clear favourite in the betting and is the name of choice for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s newborn son, according to the latest bookmaker odds
the name would also honour Princess Eugenie’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
At 4/1 Philip leads the market with the bookies following the safe arrival of the couple’s first son.
Next in the market is previous favourite Arthur, who has drifted slightly to 5/1.
Next in line is the 6/1 on offer the baby is called James.
Frederick, Edward and Albert are next in the betting and have been priced up at 8/1 apiece, while Alfred, Hugo and Albert are priced up at 10/1
Whataretheodds.co.uk spokesman Jack James commented:
There is always massive interest in the naming of a new baby, especially another addition to the Royal Family. Bookmakers probably won’t see the same sort of volume as they did with the birth of Harry and Meghan’s Archie, but there is sure to be interest from punters who enjoy a bet on the alternative markets.
For those who think Eugenie will name her son after her father Andrew can get a price of 25/1, although it would certainly be a surprise.