Punters betting on Queen's hat, guest list, couple's first dance' ahead of the royal wedding

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 16, 2018, 08:21 PM IST

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As the world gears up to witness UK's Prince Harry marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, Bookmakers are offering a plethora of betting opportunities for those wishing to take a punt  on the royal wedding. 

Bets are being placed on everything from what colour the Queen’s hat is going to be to which song would Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first dance to.

A large amount of money has been wagered on who will walk the bride-to-be down the aisle after her father, Thomas, said on Monday that he wouldn’t attend the event. 

The odds currently lean towards Meghan's mother, with whom the bride will spend the night before her royal wedding. 

People have also placed bets on Donald Trump, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles. 

The newlywed prince and princess are likely to dance to a Whitney Houston number after the ceremony. The American singer is the 2/5 favourite. Other names who have cropped up include Bob Marley and Elton John - who was known to close to Princess Diana and even sang at her funeral. 

Bets have also been placed on guest lits- many of the names in the list are already known- punters are betting on unlikely names.