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Coral slash the odds on Royal baby being born today

| 22.07.2013

Coral bookmakers have been forced to slash the odds on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby being born today to 1/3 from 5/6 in the face of a constant stream of bets this afternoon.

Coral initially made a Tuesday birth favourite at 4/5 but all the money today has been on the baby arriving before midnight tonight.

“Nearly every bet we have taken in the last hour has been on the Royal baby being born today. It now looks likely that this significant gamble has been sparked by inside information from someone in the hospital with knowledge of how Kate’s labour is progressing”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“It seems bizarre that with only hours left in the day, there has been a sudden surge of bets for the Royal baby to be born before midnight, and we are now fearful that news has leaked out that the birth is imminent”, added Clare.


**Date of birth

1-3 Monday 22nd, 5-2 Tuesday 23rd, 14-1 Wednesday 24th

**Name of first child

9-4 Alexandra, 7-1 Charlotte, 9-1 George, 11-1 James, Elizabeth, 12-1 Victoria, Helena, 18-1 Diana, 25-1 Mary, Henry, Alice, 40-1 Bar

**Gender of first child

4-7 Female, 11-8 Male

**Weight of first child

6-4 7lb – 7lb 15oz, 11-4 6lb – 6lb 15oz, 4-1 8lb – 8lb 15oz, 9-1 5lb – 5lb 15oz, 11-1 9lb – 9lb 15oz, 16-1 4lb – 4lb 15oz, 25-1 10lb or more

**Hair colour of first child

13-8 Brown, 5-2 Blonde, 7-2 Black, 4 Red/Ginger

Further Information Contact:
Simon Clare 07860 465139



Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.