Name Charlotte, chosen for the youngest member of the British royal family, is hardly a surprise. It was one of the top names at bookmaker’s bets. It was betted triple more than Alice, Diana and Olive.
In 48 hours from the birth to name announcement- the prize decreased from 61 to 31. If the princess would be called Alice, payout would be even less- 21.
Bookmaker companies would have to pay the lucky men, who betted on Charlotte, up to million pounds. All the won bets in Great Britain are closed with more-less same amount.
-We lost the fortune, but we will pay the prizes with the smile, wishing prince and princess all the best- said Ladbrokes representative Jessica Bridge for CNN.
Gender of the second child of prince William and princess Catherine was a secret till the day of birth; in spite of that, up to 90% of players bet that it will be a girl. The most popular bet male names were Arthur, Henry and Charles.