Harry and Meghan's unborn baby has already broken a royal record

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Baby Sussex has already smashed a royal record [Photo: Getty]

Look out Prince George: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s unborn, first child has broken the record for the most bets placed on any royal baby in the run-up to its birth.

According to Bookmakers, more than £9 million euros (approximately £8 million) has already rang through the register with punters speculating on everything from the baby’s name, gender and location of birth.

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To bring that into perspective, that’s three times more than the £3 million cashed in during the lead up to the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge.

‘Brand Sussex’ has broken the record for the most bets placed on any royal baby [Photo: Getty]

But it seems Sussex baby is taking after his or her parents, as the betting phenomenon can only be compared to the royal wedding on May 19, 2018. For the Windsor nuptials, fans forked out more than £3.5 million in bets.

Punters have predicted that Harry and Meghan will name their baby Diana, a touching homage to the late Princess Diana, following a flurry of bets on the newborn being a girl.

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If the couple welcome a son, Arthur, James and Edward are all front-runners.

Harry and Meghan are no strangers to breaking records. Their new Instagram account, @sussexroyal, amassed over 8,000 followers just six minutes after launching – boasting one million within six hours.


The royal couple are preparing to welcome their first child this spring with rumours rife that the Duchess of Sussex will eschew the now-famous Lindo Wing exit.