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Bookies slash odds on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry having TWINS after a flurry of bets

Bookies have slashed odds on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex having twins in 2019, after a flurry of bets in the past 24 hours.

Coral has reduced odds from 8-1 to 4-1 on the pair welcoming two little royals in the spring.

The bookmaker currently has 50-1 for Prince Harry and Meghan to have triplets, and if they have just one child, a boy is the current betting favourite at 10-11.

And it actually could be likely Meghan IS having twins due to science.

Due to Meghan's age she is more likely to have twins – or even triplets – than a woman still in her twenties.

Helen Turier, head of family and professional support at Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association), explained: "Older women, so women in their late thirties, early forties, are more likely to hyper-ovulate.

"This means they're more likely to release two eggs or more per cycle than younger women.

"Therefore it is believed that's why there's a higher incidence of multiple birth babies in older women.

"As far as we understand, it's due to changing levels of hormones."

According to NHS Choices, as women get older the number and quality of egg cells that are produced by the ovaries declines.

Coral’s John Hill said of the betting odds: “Many punters feel as though Meghan and Harry will have their hands full with not one but two babies next year as we have seen a rush of bets since their announcement for the couple to have twins.”

The announcement of Meghan’s pregnancy comes after months of speculation around the newly-weds and following the Duchess’ glowing appearance at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

Per royal protocol, the Queen reportedly has to be the first to know of the birth and the name of the child, however, both Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, are free to choose their own name.

According to baby name expert Pamela Redmond Satran – the newlyweds could name a future baby after Harry’s mother Diana, whether they have a girl or not.

The Sun exclusively revealed Etiquette expert Myka Meier revealed Meghan Markle may break tradition to choose an American name as well as throw a baby shower.

Meghan Markle’s mum Doria Ragland released a statement through Kensington Palace saying she was “very happy” and “looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild”.

Here are the latest odds for Meghan and Harry’s baby’s name, as supplied by Betfair

  • Victoria – 15/2
  • James – 9/1
  • Albert – 12/1
  • Elizabeth – 12/1
  • Arthur – 12/1
  • Diana – 12/1
  • Phillip – 16/1
  • Charles – 16/1
  • Mary – 25/1
  • William – 25/1
  • Andrew – 33/1
  • Sarah – 33/1
  • Doria – 50/1
  • Thomas – 50/1
  • Donald – 100/1
  • Kim – 100/1
  • Theresa – 100/1
  • Jeremy – 100/1
  • Boris – 100/1

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