William and Kate to name the royal baby Maxwell after Max Branning?

EastEnders make some name suggestions for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

EastEnders has cheekily suggested that William and Kate should name their new royal baby Maxwell after Max Branning!

Other names they suggest for the new tot are Philip, after Phil Mitchell, or what about Michael, after Mick Carter! “We think the names ‘Michael’, ‘Phillip’ or ‘Maxwell,’ they tweeted.

Kate gave birth at 11.01 this morning at St Mary’s Hospital, London, to a baby boy, who’s fifth in line to the throne.

Arthur is currently the hot favourite at 2-1 to be picked, perhaps after Arthur Fowler? While Philip is a 6-1 shout and you can get odds of 22-1 on Michael. We couldn’t find any odds for Maxwell but we suggest if you popped into your local bookies and asked they’d give you at least 200-1!

Kensington Palace said in her statement that Catherine and her son are “both doing well”.

Earlier in the day Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrived at the hospital to say hello to baby Maxwell – come on they have to pick that name! Sky News presenter Kay Burley tweeted some footage of the children arriving at hospital.

EastEnders sometimes name checks big events, so it will be interesting to see if they slip in any references to the new royal baby.

EastEnders continues tonight on BBC1.