Bookies have slashed the odds for the arrival of another baby Cambridge as Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, return from their visit of Canada.1rouyThe Duke and Duchess stepped out for their first Royal tour with both of their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte , last week as the rest of the world looked on.  But speculation is mounting over whether the couple are expecting their third child , just 17 months after the birth of their latest addition.

Bookmakers have cut the odds to just 4/6 for a 2017 announcement of another bundle of joy while it’s a 4/1 shot that the news will emerge before the end of the year.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “The sight of Kate and Wills with George and Charlotte has sent royal baby watchers into overdrive. A 2016 announcement seems unlikely but if the money’s to be believed 2017 looks like a certainty.”  She added: “Fans of the Duke and Duchess are hoping the couple make an addition to their gorgeous brood sooner rather than later.”

Ladbrokes say that announcement of baby number three in 2018 or beyond is a 3/1 chance.  The Cambridge tots stole the show during the eight-day trip to Canada, with little Charlotte heard saying her first words on camera and three-year-old George turning down high-fives. With plane tours, canoe rides, bad weather and fishing trips – it was an adventurous few days for the young royals.