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Alexander, James and Arthur leading the name stakes at the bookies

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are still working on a name for their newborn son.

Harry and Meghan are still deciding on a name for their son (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Harry and Meghan are still deciding on a name for their son (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Alexander, James and Arthur are the favourites at the bookmakers as royal fans place their bets on what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will call their son.

Coral has Alexander leading the odds, while a rush of bets has been placed on Spencer, in honour of Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, whose maiden name was Spencer.

John Hill of Coral said: “Following a flurry of bets last evening, Alexander is now the new favourite at the top of our name betting and the one we are fearing the most.”

Alexander is 4/1 at Coral, while Arthur is 6/1, and Albert, James and Spencer are all 8/1.

“The interesting name which we have taken plenty of money on is Spencer as we did not lay a single bet on this name before the Duchess of Sussex gave birth,” Mr Hill added.

Harry said he and Meghan are still deciding on a name.

As he announced the birth at Windsor, the duke added: “Still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.”

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Harry sharing news of the birth (Steve Parsons/PA)

At Paddy Power, Alexander and James are joint favourites at 7/2, followed by Arthur at 6/1, and Oliver at 12/1, which has fallen swiftly from 33/1 following the baby’s birth.

William Hill has Arthur at 4/1, James and Alexander at 5/1, Albert at 10/1 and Philip at 11/1.

Spokesman Rupert Adams said: “We have had the first significant move since the announcement and Alexander has been halved in price from 10/1 to 5/1.”

Coral’s outside odds include Apple at 200/1, Boris at 250/1 and Donald at 1000/1.

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(PA Graphics)

The baby, who is seventh in line, is 2-1 to become an actor, and 500-1 to end up on the throne.

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