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The Sussexes

Bookies ‘ready to suspend betting’ on Harry & Meghan pregnancy announcement during their return to the UK

Bookmakers are reportedly ready to suspend betting on whether the Duke & Duchess of Sussex are to announce they are expecting their second child together.

On Monday morning, odds on the couple announcing another pregnancy dropped to as low as 1/5. This means there is an implied probability of 83.3% that royal baby news is incoming.

There has also been a flurry of bets placed that Princess Eugenie will announce her first pregnancy within the next couple of months.

The more sceptical Royal Central readers might wonder if the slashed odds are a cynical way for bookmakers to boost custom, especially with the potential disruption coronavirus poses to the industry if major sporting events are cancelled.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will officially step back as senior royals on March 31st, with the couple conducting their final public engagements over the next couple of weeks.