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Bets on for Queen’s hat colour at royal wedding

Blue is the current favourite at 2/1, followed by pink at 3/1.

Ladbrokes set blue as the favourite colour for the Queen's hat on May 19 (Chris Radburn/PA)
Ladbrokes set blue as the favourite colour for the Queen's hat on May 19 (Chris Radburn/PA)

The Queen is being backed to wear a blue hat at the royal wedding.

In the run up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s high profile ceremony, bookmakers Ladbrokes has set blue as the favourite at 2/1, followed by pink at 3/1.

The Queen, in blue for a Trooping the Colour parade, smiling at the Duke of Edinburgh (Lewis Whyld/PA)

The Queen, who is Harry’s grandmother, is known for her signature bright block colours and matching hats.

Punters are being given odds of 7/2 that the monarch will opt for purple, and 4/1 that she picks yellow – the same colour she wore to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.

The Queen in yellow, the Duke of Edinburgh, Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry on the Palace balcony after William and Kate's wedding (Chris Ison/PA)

A shade of cream or ivory – traditionally the reserve of the bride – is 6/1, while orange is 8/1 and gold 12/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It might be Meghan’s big day, but Her Majesty rules the roost and attention is now turning to her outfit of choice.”

She added: “Punters think she’ll be wearing a shade of blue at Harry’s wedding.

“However, purple is also proving to be a popular bet at 7/2.”

The Queen now favours wide brimmed hats, rather than the style she wore in the 1970s (PA)
The Queen in a white floral decked hat during her visit to the Isle of Man in 1972 (PA)

For the Trooping the Colour parade marking her official 90th birthday, the Queen wore a vivid flourescent green.

Ladbrokes has green at odds of 5/1.

The Queen in green for the Trooping the Colour marking her official 90th birthday (Steve Parsons/PA)

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