Bet­ting

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Who will walk Markle down the aisle? Will her on­screen hus­band and Suits co-star Pa­trick Adams be at the wed­ding? What dish will be served for the main course?

The odd­s­mak­ers cur­rently an­tic­i­pate Markle’s mother, Do­ria Ragland, to walk her down the aisle (1/5 odds), the queen to wear a green hat (4/6 odds) and that the cou­ple will go by the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex (1/3 odds).

Bets also in­clude the mun­dane, such as will it rain (given the cur­rent sunny forecast “no” is the heavy fa­vorite with cur­rent odds at 1/10) or will Harry be clean-shaven (even money says he will be) to some more out-there op­tions such as what year will the cou­ple’s first child be born (2019 is the house’s guess with odds cur­rently set at 1/3) and what name will that child have (Alice, Harry, Arthur and Henry are all tied at 10/1).

The com­pany says bets are de­ter­mined based on past pop­u­lar­ity and the news. Dur­ing the pre­vi­ous royal wed­ding, one pop­u­lar bet was which de­signer would cre­ate the gown. But as news re­ports pointed to British de­signer Ralph & Russo re­ceiv­ing the hon­ors for Markle’s gown, Paddy Power sus­pended that par­tic­u­lar bet.

If you re­ally are feel­ing lucky, you can take a shot at some of the site’s most ad­ven­tur­ous odds. Among the wack­i­est bets: Don­ald Trump walk­ing Markle down the aisle (500/1 odds), Vladimir Putin at­tend­ing the wed­ding (500/1) and the queen wear­ing a “tar­tan”-col­ored hat (300/1).

While the com­pany can’t re­veal ex­actly how much has been wa­gered, a Paddy Power spokes­woman tells USA TO­DAY that it has re­ceived hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds in wa­gers.

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The royal nup­tials will take place Satur­day at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel at Wind­sor Cas­tle, west of Lon­don.

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