Home  »     »   Elton John preparing to play a part in the Royal Wedding ceremony

Elton John preparing to play a part in the Royal Wedding ceremony

| 19.04.2011

It may be one of the most successful songs of all time having reached number one in 13 different countries, but punters are snubbing Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ in the Royal Wedding betting.

Ladbrokes are offering Royal Wedding odds on the first song that Prince William and Kate will have their first married dance too, and after opening in the Royal Wedding first dance betting at 6/4, the lack of support for Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ has seen it drift all the way out to 10/1.

Leaving Elton John and Lionel Richie vying for favouritism at the top of the Royal Wedding betting and their respective songs ‘Something about the way you look tonight’ and ‘All Night Long’ both have Royal Wedding odds of 6/1 to be the first dance song.

The first dance betting has proved popular with Ladbrokes and is one of eleven Royal Wedding betting markets that Ladbrokes are offering.

Usually reserved for Royal Ascot, the colour of the Queen’s hat is another Royal Wedding betting market that is proving very popular with yellow the outright favourite at 10/11 after receiving a load of support.

But while the Queen has her hat, all eyes will be on Victoria Beckham’s dress after Ladbrokes opened a ‘what colour dress will Victoria Beckham wear’ betting market and purple currently holds the favouritism at 4/1.

As we enter another heat wave it’s 11/8 that the temperature reaches over 17 degrees when the wedding ceremony starts and punters can get 3/1 that it rains during the ceremony.

Both BBC and ITV will be screening the Royal Wedding and there may be some value to be found in the total Royal Wedding viewers betting.

It’s 1/2 that less than 30 million people watch on BBC and ITV, but with a population of 62 million, the UK is certainly capable of producing more viewers.

A £10 stake on over 34 million viewers tuning into BBC or ITV would return £55. New customers can sign up here to receive a Royal Wedding free bet worth up to £30.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.