Britain’s bookmakers say they have received thousands of bets on the second royal baby’s gender and possible name.
Most people seem convinced that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s newborn will be a girl, despite the lack of any solid evidence to back that up.
All the top bets for the baby’s name are for girls – Alice and Charlotte are the clear favorites, followed by Elizabeth, Victoria and Diana. All of the names have strong connections to royal tradition.
Prince Charles has also signaled that he is hoping for a granddaughter, which led some to speculate that he has some inside information.
The British monarchy has not welcomed a princess born this high up the line of succession for many years.
Princess Anne, Prince Charles’ sister, was born third in line in 1950.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, were fifth and sixth in line at the time of their birth.