Kate Middleton pregnancy: bookies believe baby announcement in 2017 is highly likely

After the royal family’s successful tour in Canada, bookmaker Ladbrokes has cut the odds to 4/6 that the royal couple will soon be expanding their brood.

In addition, they say that chances of a new royal pregnancy before the end of 2016 are at 4/1, while those of a 2018 announcement are 3/1.

“The sight of Kate and Wills with George and Charlotte has sent royal baby watchers into overdrive. A 2016 announcement seems unlikely but if the money’s to be believed 2017 looks like a certainty,” Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said. [via Daily Mail]

“Fans of the Duke and Duchess are hoping the couple make an addition to their gorgeous brood sooner rather than later.”

Kate, William and children George and Charlotte returned from Canada last week, after an eight-day tour of the country.

The trip was their first royal tour as a family of four. George and Charlotte certainly stole the show, while Kate and William appeared as loving and caring parents.