Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child. Kensington Palace shared that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces at 11.01am on Monday. Now the next question is: Which name William and Kate decided to give their baby boy. And the couple might have dropped a major hint about it.
It happened while they posed with their second son as they on the steps of the Lindo Wing. During the royal baby photocall, William and Kate seemingly scanned the crowd. They looked for royal photographer Arthur J Edwards. Arthur also took the photos when Prince William was born.
They waved him, before turning their attention to the rest of the people. So that made the royal fans think that the couple opted to name their baby boy Arthur. Also, the name is the bookies’ favorite.
Arthur hasn’t been used as a first name in a while and has strong royalties. think It would also reference both William and Prince Charles, who have it for a middle name. It was also a middle name of the Queen’s father, King George VI.
A spokesman said: “Kate and Will might be keeping tight-lipped, but we think enough people have ‘Arthur’ clue as to the name. Rumors have been swirling all day, and we’ve seen a royal flood of bets on Arthur, forcing us to pay out early.”
When it was about George and Charlotte, their parents waited a couple of days before telling the world their choice of names for their kids. Other favorites last night included Albert, James, and Philip.
Katie Baylis, the Betfair spokeswoman, said: “It’s the news the world has been waiting for since it was announced this morning that Kate had gone into labor and immediately at Betfair it was the boys’ names that punters were desperate to back, with Arthur being the big favorite throughout the morning. Now that it has been confirmed we have a new baby Prince, Arthur remains the favorite at 3/1. We have also seen plenty of backing for Thomas and Albert which are both at 7/2, as is Phillip, with punters perhaps thinking that a nod towards the baby’s great-grandfather would be fitting.”