From the Evening Standard

Royal Bets at 90/1

Bookmakers are taking thousands of pounds in bets about the royal family ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The public are betting on wagers including whether the Queen will share her opinion on the EU referendum, turn up at Ascot without a hat [ed note: audible gasp!] or give a one-to-one interview this year.

Royal fans can also bet on whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have triplets.

The odds on these royal flutters are being set at 90/1 in recognition of the monarch’s 90th birthday tomorrow by bookmakers Coral, which was founded in the year the Queen was born.

Coral spokeswoman Nicola McGeady said: “In the last 90 years the British public have bet on royal births, marriages, hat colours, heirs to the throne, abdications and even Harry’s beard.  There are plenty of punters who believe they can beat the bookies when it comes to betting on the royal family.”

Coral’s first bets on the monarchy began with Princess Elizabeth’s birth in 1926 over what she would be called.  Elizabeth was a favourite at 2/1, Victoria second favourite at 3/1 while Mary and Alexandra were priced at 5/1.


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