Corgis get a (short) leg up on determining royal baby name

Corgis get a (short) leg up on determining royal baby name

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - While Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been visiting various sites in the United States this week, including Louisville's historic Churchill Downs, a pack of Welsh corgis hit a different kind of race track to determine the name and sex of Charles' second grandchild.

Ten corgis faced off in the "Barkingham Palace" Gold Cup in London's Bedford Square. Five of the herding dogs, Queen Elizabeth's favorite breed, were male and five were female. They were chosen by bookmakers Ladbrokes because their names are among the most popular with people placing bets on the name of Prince William and Kate Middleton's unborn child:

  • James
  • Henry
  • Albert
  • Spencer
  • Boris
  • Elizabeth
  • Alexandra
  • Victoria
  • Phillipa
  • Camilla

Alexandra won with a time of 4.32 seconds and was treated to a trophy and a rendition of the British National Anthem.

Camilla came in second. Victoria placed third.

Watch the YouTube video of the race at the very bottom of this story.

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