There’s Ascot, Cheltenham and Glorious Goodwood, but those races pale in comparison to one that determines the name and sex of royal baby #2.
According to Huffington Post UK, British betting firm Ladbrokes put on the first ever Barkingham Palace Gold Cup, showcasing ten corgis with names like Camilla, Spencer, James, Victoria, and Alexandra who would compete for the title.
So poised, Spencer
“Royal baby betting is booming and the arrival of the new heir to the throne is sure to see a record amount of wagers placed,” a rep for Ladbrokes said.
Elizabeth was a front-runner for the girls, with 5-1 odds, and James had 8-1 odds for the boys. Alas, it was Alexandra who “romped to victory.”
Alexandra is not only one of the Queen’s middle names, but was the name of Edward VII’s consort.
Let it be known that Camilla twirled around in her gate prior to the start of the race, missing her chance at not only winning gold, but having her step-grandkid named in her likeness. So close, Camilla.
A very kind gesture on her part, given that everyone spent the entire month of July 2013 camped outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.