London: Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has been the topic of a lot of speculation ever since she got engaged to Prince William.
Now bookmakers have received the strongest indication yet that Bruce Oldfield might be the official wedding dress designer, reports the Daily Mail.
A spokesman for Paddy Power told Vogue.com this morning that it was no point taking bets when all the interest was in one person, and hinted that the surge in interest could be the result of a leak.
“We suspended betting on November 26. We were receiving one-way traffic for Bruce Oldfield and there is no point in taking bets when all the interest is in one person,” he said.
“He started as 4/1 joint favourite, but since then his odds have been slashed to 1/3. That would mean there is a 75 per cent chance of him being the wedding dress designer,” the spokesman added.
Oldfield is renowned for his couture gowns, which start at 8,000 pounds. His ready-to-wear line gowns cost from 1,700 pounds and his pieces have been worn by everyone from Sienna Miller to Rihanna. Oldfield’s designs were also a favourite with William``s mother, the late Princess of Wales.
The Paddy Power spokesman added, “Sometimes this kind of betting comes from people taking an educated guess, but sometimes it is the result of a leak.
“We were taking bets of 500 pounds or more so it could be a leak. The wedding is in April, so someone knows what dress she is wearing. I suppose we will just have to wait to see on the 29th.”