Bookies in Britain say heavy betting on royal baby's gender, name

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July 16, 2013, 1:19 pm
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(NECN/NBC News: Martin Fletcher) - Millions of people were expecting the royal baby to be born over the weekend, but that didn't happen.

Media from around the world are waiting outside a special private wing of Saint Mary's Hospital in London.

All eyes are on the private wing of the Lindo wing of Saint Mary's Hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge will come when she's in labor, but there’s no sign of that yet.

Some of the excitement went off over the weekend when her husband, Prince William, went off to play polo, both on Saturday and Sunday. He lost both games. There’s no sign whether that's good news or bad news.

Meanwhile, the only news this week of when it's really going to happen is no news.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and the wife of Prince Charles, did say the royal family was hoping that the baby would be born this week, but, of course, it's pure speculation.

Meanwhile, Britain being a betting nation, apparently the bookies are saying that no event outside sports has ever had such heavy betting.

The betting at the moment is that it will be a girl, with the favorite name being Alexandria, and if it's a boy, George.

But we're just waiting to see.

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