|William Hill Offers Odds on Rain Ruining Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and Parade|
Leading UK bookmaker William Hill announced it had opened a market offering odds on whether the rain will stick around and ruin the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert and parade.
The Diamond Jubilee celebrations have already been a wash out so far with rain present across the country on Saturday, despite the Epsom Derby seeing its fair share of sunshine, and rain also falling persistently throughout the River Thames Pageant yesterday.
William Hill is now offering 6/4 that the rain will continue to fall and put a dampener on the Diamond Jubilee concert that is planned for 7:30pm tonight. The concert will take place outside Buckingham Palace and will feature some of the biggest names in pop music including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Shirley Bassey.
It is the same price being offered for the rain to also be present on Tuesday when the Queen has a parade to honour her 60 years on the throne that will culminate in a balcony appearance at 3:25pm.
Rupert Adams, William Hill spokesman, said “The Weather is trying its best to ruin the celebrations but the Queen has endured far worse and certainly the odds suggest she is long to reign over us!”
William Hill is also offering a range of other Royal-related betting markets. The bookmaker has listed the Queen at 25/1 to still be on the throne come her 100th birthday. It is also offering odds on the birth year or Kate and William’s first born child. The bookmaker has 2012 at 7/2, 2013 at 4/9, 2014 at 4/1 and 2015 or later at 12/1.
There is also a market for the possible names of the couple’s first child. John is the favourite at 8/1, Frances is second favourite at 9/1, George and Charles are at 10/1, Diana is at 12/1 and Anne is 12/1.
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