Bets on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby's gender have been suspended

Bookies are convinced the couple are having a girl…

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Punters hoping to cash in on the gender of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby will be disappointed to hear bookies have suspended bets.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven’t revealed if they are expecting a little boy or girl in spring but people have some pretty strong feelings about it.

The mum-to-be can often be seen cradling her growing baby bump when she’s out in public but she hasn’t let any details slip just yet…

According to an old wives tale, Meghan and Harry will be welcoming a baby girl because her bump is sitting very high.

The scarily accurate Chinese birth predictor chart also suggests the royal couple will be welcoming a daughter.

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People are so confident that the couple will be having a little girl, they’ve been putting their money where their mouth is and now bookies have suspended bets on the royal baby’s gender.

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Back in December odds were slashed on the name Victoria, being chosen for the new arrival. Although this name is a clear-front runner, Diana also remains a clear favourite with odds of just 8-1 and Alice is second with odds of 13-1 on Paddy Power.

Paddy Power announced over the weekend that it had suspended bets on the royal baby’s gender due to a flurry of bets predicting the couple would have a baby girl.

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A spokesperson said: ‘The flow of bets over the course of the weekend has been almost as heavy as the general goodwill towards the couple – and we’re now convinced they’re having a girl.’

Have you placed a bet on the gender of Harry and Meghan’s baby? Did you use any old wives' tales to predict the gender of your children? Head over to our Facebook page to share your experiences and predictions – we’d love to hear from you!

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.