A clear favorite has now emerged for the royal baby’s name – suggesting Prince Harry will indeed, as previously tipped, name the boy after Princess Diana.
Meghan Markle gave birth to her and Harry’s baby boy at 5.26am on Bank Holiday Monday – nine hours before the news was finally announced.
A gushing Harry broke the news during a live TV interview, describing the baby as “to die for” and that more details will be revealed on Wednesday – today.
Daily Star Online then reported yesterday how, following a flurry of bets overnight, a new baby name had emerged in betting charts.
Punters had been putting their money on Spencer – the family name of Harry’s late mum Princess Diana.
Diana’s brother Charles, Earl Spencer – who was told of the baby’s birth by Harry before the public announcement – also shares the family name.
But following another flood of bets, the name has now emerged as the clear favourite.
Ladbrokes say a flurry of bets in the last 24 hours has sent the name shooting from 14-1 to just 3/1.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Punters are convinced the Royal Baby's name will have something to do with Princess Diana, and the odds are continuing to tumble on Spencer."
A royal expert had recently predicted that Spencer could be chosen for the baby’s name in a touching tribute to Diana.
Victoria Howard, editor of The Crown Chronicles, told Sky News: “I really like Arthur but I also liked Arthur for Prince Louis when he was born.
"However they are a little bit distant from the throne, the child is not really going to be that heavily involved, so they could go a bit left wing.
“Something we discussed as a team at the Crown Chronicles was perhaps inclusion of Spencer for Diana’s side of the family, or even Francis which was one of Diana’s middle names of course, which can be a male name too.