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Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry join members of the Royal family for a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, on June 4, 2013 in London, England. (WPA Pool)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry join members of the Royal family for a service to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey, on June 4, 2013 in London, England. (WPA Pool)
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Updated: 7/22/2013 1:07 pm

LONDON (AP) - Bookies are having a banner day as thousands of Britons place bets on the name of the child that will be born to Prince William and his wife, Kate.

Ladbrokes took 50,000 bets in the hours after the Duchess of Cambridge went into labor Monday. Company spokesman Alex Donohue says the public has rushed to put small amounts of money - such as a pound - on the soon-to- be-born royal infant's name because they "want to be involved."

"Never underestimate the British public's obsession with the royal family," he said.

So far, the money is on Alexandra for a girl and James for a boy.

The public may have to wait, though. It is not uncommon for the palace to take its time to choose just the right name.

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c9bcrewman - 7/22/2013 2:32 PM
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i'm betting I don't care about the snob's there.

c9bcrewman - 7/22/2013 2:19 PM
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how about naming him or her billion's or billion's. to tell you the truth most people don't care.
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