Royal Family Betting: Harry & Meghan Specials
Gambling wouldn’t be what it is today without the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth I was the driving force behind England’s first national public lottery; 100 years later, King Charles II made horse racing the Sport of Kings.
Now you can bet on the Royal Family itself. Entertainment odds are on the board right now at Bodog Sportsbook, and the stars of this particular show aren’t King Charles III and Queen Camilla – it’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.
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Harry and Meghan are somewhat reluctant stars, mind you. They’ve been in the spotlight since the two started dating in 2016, and the intensity only grew when they were married two years later, reaching its peak in 2020 when Harry and Meghan decided to “step back” from royal duties and move to California.
Those lights are still burning rather hot. While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have removed themselves from daily royal life, they’ve also established quite a global brand for themselves, including the Harry & Meghan docuseries that launched on Netflix last December.
Because this couple is such a magnet for attention, it’s only fitting that we have a full list of Harry & Meghan specials waiting for you at Bodog. As we go to press, there are 16 different things you can bet on either or both of these royals doing in 2023 and beyond, from appearing on the Oscars red carpet to holding a charity boxing match.
Some of these activities are much more likely to happen than others. We’ve chosen the following top five as the most sensible of the bunch, although it would certainly be more entertaining – and lucrative – if Prince Harry were to entirely shave his head (+850). He did say back in January that he only has about three more years before he goes bald anyway. We’ll stick with these five Royal Family betting lines instead.
1. Harry & Meghan to be pictured on the 2024 Academy Awards red carpet (–145)
The 96th Academy Awards will touch down in Hollywood at some time in early 2024, and speculation is rife that Harry & Meghan will finally appear on the red carpet for some photos, after repeated attempts to get the royals to attend.
It wouldn’t be the first time these two have graced the red carpet. Last month, the royal couple was at the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards in New York City; this was their first appearance since the 2022 Ripple of Hope Award ceremony in December, also in the Big Apple.
The only question is whether Harry and Meghan’s fame has become too toxic for them to make an Oscars appearance without being roundly ridiculed. Rumour has it they were going to present the 2022 Academy Award for Best Picture before deciding against it, and they were nowhere to be seen at the 2023 Oscars.
2. Meghan to become a UN Goodwill Ambassador before 2025 (+1400)
This role should fit Meghan like a glove. The United Nations hires celebrities to act as spokespeople for agencies such as UNICEF and UNESCO. UNICEF itself has over 300 of these representatives, with Danny Kaye becoming their first ambassador – and the first of them all – in 1954.
Before marrying into the Royal Family, Meghan was a working actor on television, where she spent seven years playing the part of Rachel Zane on the USA Network legal drama Suits. Meghan officially retired from acting after her royal wedding, and threw herself headlong into ambassador roles for World Vision Canada and such; she even worked previously with the UN for their Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women program. Taking the next step to official UN Goodwill Ambassador would only be logical.
3. Harry & Meghan to appear together on an American Vogue cover in 2023 (+1100)
Vogue magazine has been in publication since 1892, with New York City as its home base. Fashion and lifestyle are its main focus, and both Harry and Meghan have appeared on the cover – of Vogue Australia, which ran with a photo from their wedding. They have yet to appear together on the American cover.
It used to be bad form for the royals to pose for magazine covers, at least as a couple. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Harry’s brother, Prince William, appeared solo on the British cover of Vogue in 2016. But Harry and Meghan took the plunge in 2021 when they did the cover for TIME Magazine, so there’s no reason to think they wouldn’t do the same for the American edition of Vogue, which shares much the same target demographic as Meghan.
4. Harry & Meghan to do voice cameos in a Season 35 episode of The Simpsons (+1800)
Unlike those very nasty (and usually very funny) people behind South Park, Matt Groening and the crew behind The Simpsons treat most of their animated celebrities with kid gloves. Long time showrunner Al Jean told The Radio Times in 2020 that they’d love to have the royals on their show, noting Meghan’s interest in voice-over work. The finale for Season 34 aired on May 21, so there’s ample time to get Harry and Meghan on board for Season 35. This would be the peak of Royal Family betting.
5. Meghan/Archewell to be producer of a Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner by the 2026 ceremony (+2000)
Is this the best value on Bodog’s Royal Family betting board? Archewell Inc. is the umbrella organization Harry and Meghan founded in 2020, including their media arm Archewell Productions. They made that eponymous Netflix docuseries we mentioned above, and they’re currently finishing up another (also for Netflix) called Heart of Invictus, which tells the story of competitors at the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women.
Will the Oscars give the royals extra consideration for Best Documentary Feature in order to get them on the red carpet? You can bet on it right now at Bodog Sportsbook – your home for Royal Family betting in Canada and across the Americas.
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