The Royal Wedding is over and the market for special bets on the event turned into a costly affair for bookmakers Betfred.
YELLOW IS THE COLOUR
A large gamble was landed when the Queen chose to wear a yellow hat after it had been backed into 8/15 from 12/1 a week ago.
WHAT WHITE IS THAT ?
The pain got worse as Kate's dress was officially described as the colour Ivory, which was also the 8/15 favourite, and finally Kate's arrival at 11.02am resulted in Betfred also paying out. 11 o'clock to five past had been well supported all week.
Betfred boss Fred Done commented ... "Having daughters weddings have always been costly but today was a disaster. Royal punters are celebrating with a King's ransom but of course I wish the couple the very best for the future."