The Royal Baby By the Numbers

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Now that they're not declaring wars and lopping off heads, one of the primary duties of Britain's royal family is raising money and boosting England's economy. And, while he has not yet been named, the new child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is already doing his part by stimulating the country's tourism industry, souvenir companies and -- oddly -- bookmakers. Here's a glimpse at some fascinating facts and figures about William and Kate's royal bundle:

Five most-likely names, according to odds-maker Paddy Power: George, James, Alexander, Louis, Arthur

Odds that George will be the bundle's name: 7-4

Odds that Elvis will be the bundle's name: 500-1

Five equally unlikely names: Rumpelstiltskin, Charming, Kong, Titus, Tyler

Blood relationship between William and Kate: Twelfth cousins, once removed

Blood relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana: Seventh cousins once removed

Blood relationship between Prince Charles and Amanda Knatchbull, the woman he proposed to before Diana: Second cousins

Cost of a royal baby morning sickness bag: $4.60

Cost of a Baskin-Robbins Royal Baby Cake: £8.60

Weight of the royal baby: 8 pounds, 6 ounces

Number of royal baby morning sickness bags you'll need if you eat an entire Baskin-Robbins Royal Baby Cake: Unknown

Estimated cost of the royal bundle's delivery: $15,000

Average cost of a delivery in the U.S.: $30,000

Cost of an officially licensed royal baby commemorative plate from Royal Crown Derby: $24,560

Estimated revenues from sales of royal baby souvenirs: $238 million

Estimated cost of William and Kate's wedding: $34 million

Most expensive wedding ever: William and Kate's

Estimated revenues from Royal Wedding memorabilia: $340.7 million

If the baby is named Elvis, number of dollars you'd have to bet in order to make enough money to buy a Royal Crown Derby commemorative plate: $50.

Bruce Watson is DailyFinance's Savings editor. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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July 25 2013 at 3:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
setanta54s_back

MORE SCATOLOGY
MORE CR@PPOLA
MORE DIVERSIONS

the drones and morons really should WAKE UP
and
IF THEY'RE NOT going to WAKE UP
the least
they CAN DO
IS
NOT VOTE.


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July 24 2013 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beaverchasefarms

Congratulations to both of them. I think there's a lot of people out there that wish it were them.

July 24 2013 at 7:37 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Lynn

He's got his daddy's hair.... and hair LINE.

July 24 2013 at 6:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
efwhalenco

We do not think they are going to name the baby anything like Barrack

July 24 2013 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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setanta54s_back

does that make them racis ?

July 24 2013 at 9:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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portwashanne

No, you idiot!

July 24 2013 at 9:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
gyuguyfyvyfyt

The royal newborn and myself have something in common,I was once a baby also and my parents concidered me royalty. Now we get to read all about this child growing up lucky..spare me.

July 23 2013 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rolferman64

You dont have to read anything. Maybe you should read something to help improve your attitude.

July 24 2013 at 5:43 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Dawn

His parents showed a lot of class coming out to see the press and introduce the baby and answer a few questions. Will and Kate are going to be great parents. They're having no nannies. I thought it so wonderful when Will brought the baby out in his car seat and loaded him in the car by himself then got in the driver's seat and drove away.

July 23 2013 at 6:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
chiefraz1

If the kid is any thing like his dad, he will not be a brat.

July 23 2013 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
good morning

Just what the world needs: another spoiled brat.

July 23 2013 at 5:12 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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rolferman64

Your attitude in your post shows the world exactly what you are, just another bad attitude spoiled brat and possibly a bully too. that childs father has done more good for the world in his 31 years than you could possibly ever hope to do in 3 lifetimes.

July 24 2013 at 5:41 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply