Prince Harry will miss arrival of the royal baby

Prince Harry is running out of time if he wants to be around for the arrival of the royal baby. The Prince was in London for a brief stopover at the weekend, but is heading back to Australia on Monday to continue his secondment with the Australian army. It means he might not be able to meet his new niece or nephew until mid-May.

Harry, 30, is flying Down Under to spend time with army units in Perth and Sydney before embarking on his first tour of New Zealand, from 9 May until 16 May.


Prince Harry will likely miss the arrival of the royal baby

He spent the weekend in the capital, meeting and congratulating runners who had completed the 26-mile London Marathon. Harry, who is the patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, also had the honour of awarding athlete Paula Radcliffe with the Lifetime Achievement Award after she completed the course – her final competitive race.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are due to welcome their second child any day now – with the Telegraph reporting that she is now as many as four days overdue, and might have her labour induced this week.

Bookmakers Ladbrooks has said that William and Kate's fourth wedding anniversary, on Wednesday 29 April, is now one of the favourite arrival dates with odds of 4/1.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to welcome their second child any day

There's still a chance Harry could meet the new royal baby – who will be fourth-in-line to the throne - should he or she arrive on 27 April, which has odds of 9/2. Monday has proved to be a popular birth day for the Cambridges, with Prince George born on Monday 22 July, and his father Prince William also born on a Monday in June 1982.

Ladbrooks have set the odds of the baby being a girl at 8/15, and 11/8 for a boy. Alice remains the favourite girls' name at 5/4 followed by Charlotte at 5/1, while Arthur is the favourite boys' name, and James has odds of 20/1.

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