Royal Wedding Bets
It is going to be the televised event of the year and while it is unlikely to match the domestic TV viewership of 36.7 million individuals, the forthcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could well smash the 72 million world-wide YouTube live-stream views that the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton achieved.
This time around there are an additional 325 million American’s who may see reason to take an interest in the proceedings. Such international interest has sparked the imagination of bookmakers odds compilers and PR executives alike.
And while some of the betting markets they have devised are utter nonsense, there is also some outstanding value to be had amongst their Royal Wedding bets.
Royal Wedding Bets
No online bookmaker has taken the bold step of advertising prices on the ginger Prince being stood-up but pretty much every other eventuality can be bet on. Ironically this may have proven to be one of the most popular bets!
Naturally Royal Wedding bets are pretty infrequent. They are also not mainstream and in turn Royal Wedding betting propositions tend to attract a whole new genre of customers to online sportsbooks.
Eager not to let a single potential customer through the net, online sportsbooks are all over this Royal Wedding betting frenzy with a host of propositions, the most popular of which seems to be Prince Harry’s choice of ‘Best Man’ although, at a top price of 1/25 (William Hill) about Prince William getting the job, no punter is going to make any meaningful profit from what looks a formality.
Royal Wedding Betting Odds
There are several more Royal Wedding betting markets which could prove popular with punters as there is a semblance of value to be had. Alas the markets on the wedding date has now closed – May 2018 was an odds-on favourite from the moment the engagement was announced.
And the Royal Wedding odds on the venue were only opened for a short time – one day after announcing their engagement, Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
However, the invite list makes for some fascinating Royal Wedding bet opportunities. As it is 5/4 Elton John will perform at the wedding, the 1/25 about him attending the event is something of a gimme.
At the other end of the scale 50/1 about Donald Trump attending should have a nought or two added to it. But Paddy Power’s 3/1 about the Sky F1 reporter Natalie Pinkham smacks of a good thing.
It may have once been reported Prince Harry and Pinkham shared a kiss but that was over a decade ago. The former World Poker Tour presenter has since got married and become a mother. More importantly she is a very close friend of Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall (nee Phillips), Prince Harry’s aunty.
Elsewhere, while 1/8 about Meghan Markle wearing a white dress is in line with the probability, you have to like the even-money (William Hill) on offer about it being designed by Stewart Parvin. The British designer who regularly dresses the Queen supplied Zara Tindall’s wedding dress in 2011.
Royal Wedding Free Bets
First time depositing customers at all major online bookmakers will be entitled to a free bet welcome offer. Such free bets are normally credited on the settlement of your first bet.
So take note and bet wise as you may be better off placing a bet on an event BEFORE the Royal Wedding thus giving you a free bet to place on the big occasion which is sometimes worth more than that initial first bet or deposit.
This bet settlement rule will prevent you from placing both your cash bet and free bet on any Royal Wedding betting market.
Similarly placing doubles and trebles on Royal Wedding markets could be difficult. Normally ‘Novelty’ and ‘Special’ markets/bets are ‘Win Only’.
Royal Wedding Betting Specials
Of course there are some more wacky Royal Wedding betting markets. For example, what haircut will Prince William support at the wedding? William Hill are offering the following:
- 1/2 Buzz-cut (his current hairstyle)
- 6/4 Shaved Head
- 16/1 Full Head / Hair Transplant
- 100/1 Ponytail
- 100/1 Wig
And what about rain on the big day? Betway are going 7/4 about the heavens opening on the big day. Given, on average, there is rainfall in nearby London for 15 days during May, that is a pretty good price.
The Royal Wedding Betting Phenomena
How to Bet on the Royal Wedding
Placing bets on Royal Wedding markets is very straightforward, it is not different to placing any other bet with an online sportsbook:
In a nutshell, Find your event > Find your market > Click on your Selection(s) > Enter your bet stake in the slip > click ‘Bet Now’.
You are likely to find Royal Wedding bets amongst the ‘Specials’ section in the bet menus of most betting sites and if you cannot, simply enter the term ‘Royal Wedding bet’ in the search area which normally has a magnifying glass icon alongside it.