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The royal wedding's a national holiday in the UK, but bookies aren't taking the day off. Gambling sites such as Bodog are taking bets ranging from the color of the Queen's hat — yellow's the favorite at 2 to 1 — to which guests will cry during the ceremony.

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The royal wedding is a national holiday in the U.K., but bookies are not taking the day off. Gambling sites such as Bowdog are taking bets ranging from the color of the Queen's hat - yellow is the favorite, at 2 to 1 - to which guests will cry during the ceremony. Kate Middleton's mother tops that list, but tears must be visible to win. Even the couple's future is up for wager. You can already bet on whether their first child will be a boy or a girl.

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