photo-57The wait will soon be over. Will and Kate’s bundle of joy will be making its debut in a matter of weeks.

Any continuation of the monarchy’s lineage is deemed cause for celebration by many, but this new arrival holds even greater historical significance than previous royal babies: he or she shall be first in line to the throne following Prince William, no matter the gender of future siblings.

The royal baby’s gender may no longer affect its place in the monarchy, but it will certainly affect the pockets of many in the United Kingdom who have money placed on both gender and name.

Bets in shops such as Ladbrokes reveal that the names Alexandra and Charlotte are strong contestants should the baby be a girl. If it’s a boy, James and George appear to be amongst the top names for a prince.

No matter what the name or gender, though, celebrations are sure to erupt come that July due date.

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