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Bookies set to avoid June payout on Royal new arrival

With the month of June entering its final few hours, bookmaker Coral looks set to escape a five-figure payout to Royal punters, following a gamble earlier in the month that saw a June birth date for William and Kate’s new arrival backed down from 16-1 to 5-1.

“Although first borns are often late arrivals, there was real support earlier in the month for the future heir to arrive early, and we saw a flurry of bets on a June birth, so as July approaches it looks as if we have at least escaped one payout,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

July 16th and 17th are the current 9-1 favourites for the birth date, and with much speculation over the gender and name of the Royal baby, James has become the latest name to be backed over the weekend, causing Coral to slash the odds to 25-1 (from 50-1).

“For weeks all the money was for Alexandra and Charlotte, suggesting the arrival of a future Queen, but first George and now James have been backed, so we could yet be toasting a new King,” added Stevens.

**Name of first child
3-1 Alexandra, 5-1 Charlotte, 7-1 George, Elizabeth, Victoria, Diana, 16-1 Alice, Mary, 20-1 Frances, 25-1 (from 50) James, Grace, Sophia, 28-1 Louis, Phillip, 33-1 Bar

**Date of birth
9-1 16th July, 17th July, 10-1 15th July, 18th July, 12-1 14th July, 19th July, 14-1 13th July, 20th July, 15-1 12th July, 16-1 Any August day, 11th July, 21st July, 17-1 10th July, 18-1 9th July, 22nd July, 19-1 8th July, 20-1 Bar

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