Ladbrokes has revealed that ‘Vote Tory’ is the odds-on favourite name for the royal baby, after a visit to Buckingham palace by Ed Miliband.
Less than 10 minutes after the Labour leader left the premises, a flurry of bets were made from a large address in St. James’s Park.
“It’s an unusual name”, admitted Gail Evans of Harold’s branch of the bookies. “In fact it’s so rare that if they were one day to be monarch, they would only be ‘Vote Tory IV’.”
A number of names have been suggested recently, including ‘Goodfor Tourism’, ‘Nigel’ and ‘Gene Pool Enlargement Specimen B’.
“If I were you, I’d stick a pound on ‘Vote Tory’, though”, said Evans. “A small woman and a big Greek just came in, and bet half of Scotland on that one.”