Bookies have reportedly stopped taking bets on Meghan Markle having twins after ‘an unprecedented amount of bets’ were placed.
It is thought an insider with knowledge of the situation may have placed money on the couple have twins.
Odds were slashed from 5/1 to odds-on on Friday night after the flurry of high stakes and the market was later suspended after more money piled on Meghan having two children.
Paddy Power believes someone, possibly a punter, has inside information after the sudden stream of ‘big money’ wagers.
The bookmakers say they have been forced to refuse to take any further bets with the price was as high as 5/1 before the suspension.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, could be expecting twins after odds were suspeded by bookies
Paddy Power even hinted an inside source may ‘know something more than we do’.
A spokesman for the Irish bookmakers said: ‘We had to suspend betting. We saw an almost identical pattern of betting before the announcements of the couple’s engagement and pregnancy.
‘An unprecedented amount of bets on Meghan and Harry to have twins has forced us to stop taking bets on the market altogether this morning.
‘Since the day began, the stream of bets has led us to believe that perhaps the punters – or an insider source – knows something more than we do.’
At 8/1 Diana remains the favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s firstborn should it be a girl.
But the name Arthur has become a popular bet for the bookies at 12/1, suggesting the royals could use either.
The name Alice is also popular and at the same odds as Arthur, with Edward and Elizabeth following closely behind at 16/1.
It emerged yesterday that Harry and his wife Meghan are to move out of Kensington Palace next month to set up home at Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate.
The royal couple currently live in Nottingham Cottage in the ground of Kensington Palace and are upping sticks to accommodate their expanding family.
This move would also allow Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, who has just moved to the UK, to join them, and there would be room for a live-in nanny.