Meghan Markle will reportedly beat Kate Middleton when it comes to having a baby this year.
Leading bookmaker Coral just revealed that the odds for the Duchess of Sussex to announce her pregnancy this year are still at 1/2. But Prince William and Middleton could also have their fourth child before the year ends. However, their baby will be born much later than Markle and Prince Harry’s.
The odds for Middleton to announce her fourth pregnancy this year are on 9/4. There are also predictions that Princess Beatrice will get pregnant this year with odds of 8/1. The odds for Princess Eugenie are at 12/1.
Harry Aitkenhead, a spokesperson for Coral, said that Markle’s pregnancy announcement is not a matter of if but when because the odds are quite firm that she and Prince Harry will give Archie a younger sibling this year.
“ You can't rule out Kate and Wills adding to their tribe, whilst Beatrice and Eugenie's days of motherhood look a little way away yet,” he told Express.
Meanwhile, Coral isn’t the only betting company that predicted Markle, Middleton, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie’s pregnancies this year. Ladbrokes also said that the three female royals will welcome a baby in 2020.
But unlike Coral, Ladbrokes is convinced that Princess Eugenie will announce her pregnancy first with odds of 1/3. Princess Beatrice is expected to announce her first pregnancy next with evens.
And when it comes to Markle and Middleton, the bookmaker thinks that the Duchess of Sussex will announce her pregnancy before her sister-in-law with 5/4 odds. Middleton’s pregnancy announcement is predicted with 2/1 odds.
However, New Idea is convinced that Middleton’s pregnancy will happen before the other female royals. In fact, the tabloid claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge is already pregnant with her fourth child.
Queen Elizabeth reportedly gave Prince William’s wife the green light to share the news to the world after keeping it a secret after Prince Harry and Markle’s bombshell exit.