Baby Sussex hasn’t even arrived into the world yet and the tot is already smashing records.
According to The Mirror, bookmakers are expecting a record $14.5 million worth of bets on everything from the royal baby’s sex, to name and what day he or she will arrive.
In fact, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s unborn bub is expected to fetch more for bookies than Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – who all caused a frenzy amongst royal fans when they were born.
“Meghan and Harry’s popularity is off the charts and their good news will send the public into a royal betting frenzy of epic proportions,” bookmaters.tv spokesperson Philip Trampe told the publication.
“Up until now, Harry and Meghan’s wedding was the royal event attracting the largest number of novelty bets on record as bookies took in just over 3.5m in bets.
“Yet the couple’s unborn baby is attracting more than double that amount in bets already.”
Will the royal baby have a title?
Indeed, public interest in Harry and Meghan’s baby has reached fever pitch, with the tot due in about two months’ time.
But while royal fans may be keen to follow every step the baby makes, Harry and Meghan apparently want their kid to have as normal a life as possible.
According to The Express, they want their child to follow in the footsteps of Princess Anne’s kids, who were raised without royal titles.
Frogmore Cottage being refurbished
Last month, it was revealed that the royal couple are installing a ‘floating’ mum and baby yoga studio in their new home, Frogmore Cottage.
The cottage, which is being refurbished to make it fit for a Duke and Duchess, is currently divided into five separate apartments.
The royals are reportedly spending $5 million to transform the property into a sprawling home with ten bedrooms, complete with an exercise studio for Meghan.
According to The Express, Harry and Meghan are ripping up the Victorian floorboards in the cottage to make way for a sprung floor – a soft floor that is often used in dance and yoga studios.
It was also reported that the 34-year-old Duke and 37-year-old Duchess are decorating their unborn bub’s gender-free nursery with vegan paint.
“Meghan has been looking long and hard at paints for the Sussex nursery,” an insider told The Sun.
“Rather than opt for fashionable Farrow and Ball paint in favoured shades such as Wevet, Peignoir and Pavilion Grey and Salmon, the Sussex’s are much in favour of The Organic & Natural Paint Co’s Auro range for the nursery.”
It’s believed Meghan wants to make sure no animals were harmed in the making of the paint.
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