Bookmakers were the big winners when Kate,the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. Punters had laid hundreds of thousands of pounds on the baby being a girl who would be named Alexandra, Isobel or Isabella.
Now that the Royal baby turns out to be a boy, bets are on him being named George. Second favourite name is James.
Bookies took bets on everything from the baby's birthday to its name , weight and hair colour.
The announcement that the Duchess was in labour sent punters to the betting shops, and bookmaker Paddy Power said they took £390,000 in bets in the three hours after the news.
The bookies' nightmare would have been if the baby was a girl with brown hair, weighing between 7lb and 7lb. 15 ozs and named Alexandra.
When bets on the gender were suspended, odds on it being a girl were at 8/15, and odds on a boy stood at 11/8.Spokesman Joe Crilly said: 'Royal baby betting has been incredibly popular and we were just hoping the young one was not a girl named Alexandra.'