Royal romance excites punters

Bookmakers William Hill have slashed the odds on Prince William and his former girlfriend Kate Middleton getting engaged following reports they have been seeing each other again.

Bookmakers William Hill have slashed the odds on Prince William and his former girlfriend Kate Middleton getting engaged following reports they have been seeing each other again.

The couple were reportedly seen kissing and dancing together at a party at Bovington Army camp, where the prince is training to be a armoured troop leader.

The bookies said they had seen a run of money on an engagement in the past few days and had cut their odds from 33/1 to 3/1.

Since the couple split in April, 25-year-old Kate has been seen out partying with friends at London nightclubs, while William has been continuing his army career and organising a concert in memory of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. At the time of the break-up, Judy Wade, royal correspondent for Hello! magazine, said people should "not rule out a reconciliation when he realises what he has lost".

Reports at the weekend said William and Kate's night together was one of a series of dates the pair have had in recent weeks, while Kate decides if she wants to get back together with the future King.

Kate, an accessories buyer for fashion store Jigsaw,is likely to attend the Princess of Wales Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium next Sunday.

The breakdown of Kate's four-year relationship with William came as a shock. Many believed they were set to announce an engagement, with Kate one day being Queen at William's side.

Yesterday William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "Punters are piling in based on the stories that the break-up has actually brought them closer together"

Clarence House would not comment on the reports the couple were back together.

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