Bookies claim Diana is the firm favourite for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby name – with the odds at 5-1.
Bookmaker Coral made the announcement, with Alexandria coming in second at 8-1.
Alice, Emma, Grace and Greta are tied third at 16-1.
Spokesman Harry Aitkenhead said: "Diana has been by far the most popular name in our betting since Harry and Meghan confirmed that they were having a baby girl, and it is the 5-1 favourite now to be the name they go for.
"Alexandria is the second favourite, whilst Alice, Emma, Grace and Greta are all in the mix too.”
A spokesperson for the couple confirmed Meghan was pregnant on Valentine’s Day.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex later announced they were expecting a daughter “sometime in the summer” during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
However, a source previously told the New York Post’s Page Six section that the couple would avoid the name Diana.
They said: “Their biggest concern is that it would make her a bigger target for the media and considerably increase interest in the child’s life.”
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They added: “Whatever anybody thinks, Harry and Meghan do value their privacy and want to shield their children from the intense media pressure they have endured.”
Speaking to Oprah about having a daughter, Harry said he was feeling “just grateful”.
He continued: “To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.
“But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean, what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.”
The couple made a series of explosive allegations during the interview.
Meghan claimed that one royal had expressed concerns about how dark Archie’s skin might be, and that she was refused help for suicidal thoughts.
Harry said that he and his wife had been financially cut off in the first quarter of 2020, and that his brother Prince William and dad Prince Charles were still “trapped” within the Royal Family.
The Queen released a short statement in response, reading: "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
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"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."
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Full list of baby name odds
- 5-1 Diana,
- 8-1 Alexandria
- 10-1 Elizabeth
- 16-1 Alice, Emma, Grace, Greta
- 20-1 Mary, Rose, Victoria
- 25-1 Emily, Anne, Caroline, Charlotte, Daisy, Eve
- 33-1 Florence, Isabella, Michelle, Nancy, Olivia, Poppy, Ruby
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