The world is well and truly on royal baby watch as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 's first child is due any day now. Royal fans are eagerly awaiting any update from the couple, and many are getting very excited every time the couple post on their new Instagram page. But bookies seem convinced today will be the day, and a massive amount of money has been put on a very special announcement in the next few hours.
According to bookmakers.tv , bookmakers up and down the country have slashed the odds of Baby Sussex arriving today. Spokesperson Philip Trampe said: "The odds of Meghan and Harry sharing some happy baby news have taken another plunge.
"The latest betting definitely suggests there could be a baby announcement around the corner, perhaps even today, as bookies face the biggest royal betting frenzy of all time.
"Fans are so keen to speculate on every aspect of Baby Sussex and millions will be riding on the name, arrival date and sex among many other predictions.
"Bookies will be desperate for the pair go for an outside choice of name as if they follow tradition, royal watchers will cash in like never before."
Prince Harry joined other members of the Royal Family for a traditional Easter Sunday church service at the weekend, but unsurprisingly Meghan skipped the celebration.
He seemed to avoid brother Prince William, even though he was seen chatting to Kate, fuelling rumours of a rift between the men.
However the couple did post a sweet birthday message to the Queen on Instagram, referring to her as 'Granny'.
People seem certain that Meghan is having a girl, with three in every four bets on the gender favouring the outcome. Elizabeth, Diana and Victoria are the favourites for girls names, with Albert and Philip for a boy. The £8m Royal betting bonanza predicted by the bookies has already been met, meaning Baby Sussex has broken all previous novelty betting records.
Meghan and Harry have broken with tradition and decided to keep the birth details to themselves. This means that unlike with the Cambridge children, where Kate and Wills allowed people to wait for news outside the hospital, we won't know anything until we get an official announcement.
The couple revealed their decision with a statement earlier in the month. It read: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.
"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.
"The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."