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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.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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The Queen now favours wide brimmed hats, rather than the style she wore in the 1970s (PA)
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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.

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

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