It was inevitable, as soon as Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement last week, speculation immediately began over all kinds of aspects concerning their wedding. From more conventional markets such as the date of the wedding and the best man to unusual bets such as what the length of Kate’s dress train will be, Paddy Power is offering a number of royal wedding specials.
The Best Man market offers no surprises as Prince Harry is at 1/25 to be his elder brother’s supporter, while Thomas van Straubenzee, Harry Meade, William van Cutsem and Hugh van Cutsem are all left trailing. The colour of the Queen’s hat is a more tightly contested market with pink leading the way at 9/2, while light blue, grey and apricot are all listed at 5/1.
Finally, the length of Kate’s wedding dress train is one of the more unusual bets you could place with the options being less than two metres, 2.01 to five metres, 5.01 to eight metres and more than eight metres. Currently 2.01 to five metres is the favourite option but with plenty of time to go until the wedding, there are bound to be plenty of exciting developments in this market.