Meghan and Harry’s second baby tipped to be called Diana by bookies

Bets are on for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to name their second baby Diana or Thomas.

Bookmaker Coral is offering early 10-1 odds on the couple naming Archie's younger sibling after Harry's mum if it's a girl.

If it's a boy Thomas is the favourite, the name of Meghan's dad, despite their fallout.

Other Royal names Elizabeth, Albert and Philip are also in the mix.

A spokesman said: "I would say if you're fancying Diana this is the biggest price that it will be for the foreseeable.

"The early figures suggests that punters are convinced that it will be a girl this time.

"In the next 24 hours we would expect plenty of money taken for Diana and the odds to drop.

"Whether it's a Diana effect I don't know."

He added: "Elizabeth is one that's always going to be one that's there or thereabouts.

"Victoria has kind of drifted over the years."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed on Sunday, Valentine's Day, that they are expecting their second child.

Ladbrokes have put Alfie and Alexandra as favourites for punters, both with odds of 4-1.

Bets on the baby's sex as both a boy and girl are priced at 10-11.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: "Huge congratulations to Harry and Meghan on the news of their pregnancy – of course all attention will now turn to the name game, and as things stand it's Alfie and Alexandra leading the way in the betting."

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He added: "Archie was a modern twist on a traditional name, so it's no surprise Charles/Charlie are up there as things stand at 5-1 apiece."

Elizabeth and Philip – the names of Harry's grandparents the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh – are at odds of 6-1.

Spencer (12-1), Albert, Philip and Elizabeth (all 16-1) are the other names near the top of Coral's market.

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"Baby number two is on the way for Harry and Meghan, and it's the names of both of their parents that are the favourites in the betting for the name of the new arrival. We go 10-1 joint favourites for Diana and Thomas," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

"Spencer, Albert and Philip are all in the mix, whilst Alice and Emma are two outside picks for girls' names.

Coral's odds are: 10-1 Diana, Thomas, 12-1 Spencer, 16-1 Albert, Philip, Elizabeth, 20-1 Alexandria, James, 25-1 Alexander, Alfred, Charles, William, 33-1 Alice, Catherine, Emma, Frederick, Grace, Greta, Henry, Jack, Margaret, Mary, 50-1 Rose, Victoria, Emelia

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