Bets on the Royal Baby expected to reach $1.3 Million Kelsey Goeres, Cheatsheet · April 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm With Meghan Markle’s estimated due date approaching any day now, the world can hardly stand the anticipation of the royal birth. Some, so it seems, more than others. No, we’re not referring to royal fanatics. We’re talking about the people who have some serious money riding on royal baby specifics. The birth of a royal baby is a time of celebration in Britain, and that celebration includes good ol’ fashioned gambling. According to The New York Times, there are instances of more than $325,000 hinging on the details of Baby Sussex. At bookmaker William Hill, bets are predicted to hit $1.3 million.