William Hill, Paddy Power taking bets on Kate Middleton pregnancy


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Amid the general celebration, bookmakers can feel particularly rosy at news a royal baby is on the way. It seems we'll take any excuse to wager on the sprog of Wills and Kate - and the likes of Paddy Power and William Hill have outdone themselves in touting odds on a range of bizarre possibilities.

William Hill are hustling for bets on the child's hair colour (6/4 brown, 8/1 ginger if you're interested)

Paddy Power offer punters the chance to gamble on the weight of the baby, with 5/2 the shortest odds for 7lbs to 7lbs 15oz.

And prices of 33/1 have been bandied around for a twin birth.

What do you make of the invitation to lay money on Duke and Duchess junior? Is it all part of the fun? Or does it seem a little creepy?