Bets are on for second baby for Meghan and Harry

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor may only be three days old, but bookmakers are already predicting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will add to their family within a year.

Ladbrokes has it at 3/1 that Harry and Meghan will announce another pregnancy in the next 12 months.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Harry and Meghan aren’t messing around – if the latest odds are anything to go by, it won’t be long until we’re welcoming another royal baby into the world.”

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Meghan and Harry with baby Archie (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, made his world debut on Wednesday at a photocall inside Windsor Castle, with the duchess describing her son and husband as “the two best guys in the world”.

Meghan said Archie has the “sweetest temperament”, while a delighted Harry called him “our own little bundle of joy”.

The couple announced their son’s name as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Instagram, alongside a touching family portrait of him meeting his great-grandmother the Queen, with great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.

The baby is plain Master Mountbatten-Windsor after the couple decided to not to use a title.

Paddy Power’s odds on Archie’s godparents include George and Amal Clooney at 6/1, David and Victoria Beckham at 12/1, Sir Elton John and Oprah Winfrey each at 25/1, and Meghan’s close friend Jessica Mulroney as the clear favourite at 1/14.

William Hill has odds of 4/7 that he will attend elite boys’ boarding school Eton like Harry and 2/1 that he will go to Oxford or Cambridge University.

He is 33/1 to win an Olympic medal and 1000/1 to play football for England.

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