Which Royal Might Share a Birthday with Kate and William's New Baby?
Betting firm Ladbrokes is banking on an April 21 delivery
If Princess Kate is looking for the perfect labor day – and as any royal watcher worth her blowout knows, the mum-to-be has a reputation for doing everything just so – April 21 might be the magic number.
That’s the day Queen Elizabeth turns 89.
Kate, 33, has said previously she is due in mid-to-late April. Now English betting firm Ladbrokes is placing 12-1 odds that the newest royal will arrive on his or her Great-Granny’s big day.
The queen, who this year will pass Queen Victoria’s record-breaking 63-year reign, is also the inspiration for one of the most popular names being backed by royal fans.
Still, April 21 is not quite the favorite day: April 20 is the one on most gamblers’ minds – and the odds have been cut to 8-1, according to Ladbrokes.
As of now, a princess is favored, with odds of 8-11, while a prince is at 6-5. The current ranking of names:
• Alice, 3-1
• Elizabeth, 5-1
• Charlotte 6-1
• Alexandra 8-1
The favorite boys’ name is James, at 8-1.
For much more on Princess Kate’s plans after the arrival of the second royal baby, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE