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Place your bets! Clear favourite for name of Harry and Meghan’s new baby
The world is waiting in anticipation for the birth of Meghan and Harry’s second child, especially the name they decide to give their first daughter.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their son Archie in May 2019, and are waiting for their second child who is due in the coming weeks.
Bets have already been placed on the name of the little royal, with betting agent Ladbrokes tipping “Philippa” as the top pick.
The name is a nod to Harry’s grandfather, Prince Philip, who died in April.
It is paying $4.
Diana, Harry’s late mother, is closely trailing behind on $6.
Allegra and Elizabeth are tied third at $11.
“The support for baby Philippa is showing no signs of slowing down, and we’ve been forced to trim the odds again that it’s the name for Harry and Meghan’s daughter,” Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes told PEOPLE.
Meghan and Harry shocked bookies when they named their son Archie, as the popular suggestions had been Arthur, Charles and Albert.
Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie honoured her late grandfather in her first child’s name, after giving birth in February with husband Jack Brooksbank.
They named their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, revealed to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell interview in March that they were expecting a little girl after announcing their pregnancy on Valentine’s Day.
Harry earlier told the September issue of British Vogue that the couple would only be having two children “maximum”.