Princess Alexandra? Royal baby bets surge

LONDON — If you believe the bookmakers, the first child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will be a girl named Alexandra.

The British betting firm Coral has slashed the odds on the royal baby’s name to 2-1 from 25-1 after receiving an unusually large flurry of bets on it.

Spokesman Simon Clare said Thursday that the company had taken 10,000 bets on various names but he was surprised to see about $3,080 in bets on Alexandra in a matter of hours.

Rivals William Hill and Ladbrokes also have Alexandra as the 2-1 favorite.

Earlier, Coral had suspended bets on the baby being a girl. At an outing last month, the former Kate Middleton appeared to let it slip that the baby would be a girl.

More in Local News

These little piggies stay home

Norman, who was spotted last week in Everett, is part of a trio kept as pets by the “pig whisperer.”

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

Street-legal ATVs approved for some roads near Sultan

Supporters foresee tourism benefits. Opponents are concerned about injury and pollution risks.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Woman, 47, found dead in Marysville jail cell

She’d been in custody about four days after being arrested on warrants, police said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s top images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang is known for his people skills

The city’s top cop’s calm demeanor and holistic approach earns him the nickname “Yoda.”

Most Read