Royals fans can get their bidding fix with who will be chosen as the royal baby's godparents

By Simon Perry
Updated June 05, 2015 12:35 PM
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It’ll be an offer they can’t refuse!

Just as British bookmakers took bets on Princess Charlotte’s birthdate and name, there are wagers to be had on who will be the royal baby’s godparents.

Although the one-month old‘s godparents won’t be announced until her christening, bookmakers are dusting off their odds Friday as the date for the service was announced by Kensington Palace.

The christening for the little royal will be held on July 5, at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church on Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate – and in the same church where her late grandmother Princess Diana was baptized.

Oddsmakers Ladbrokes has Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie as heading the list of favorite family and friends for the gig, while gamblers also have Princess Kate‘s sister Pippa Middleton and Charlotte’s uncle Prince Harry as top potential picks.

Prince William‘s cousin Peter Phillips is tipped by Ladbrokes to get the job at 1/2. He would join the ranks with his sister Zara Tindall, who is already a godparent to Charlotte’s big brother Prince George.

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William’s close friend Hugh van Cutsem, who is also one of Prince George’s godparents, is at 4/6, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s daughter Laura Lopes is at 3/1 and William’s pal Guy Pelly is at 4/1. Kate’s trusted private secretary Rebecca Deacon is also listed at 14/1.

Over at rival bookmakers William Hill, gamblers can also wager on the number of godparents the couple will choose. For George, William and Kate went with seven godparents instead of the traditional six. There are odds of 7/1 for three or fewer, 5/1 for four, 11/8 for five and 5/4 for six.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams says, “The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge have got their work cut out trying not to disappoint a number of their friends.”

“The good news for those who don t get the call is that we think the couple will not stop at two children,” he adds.

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