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William and Catherine among France's favourite couples
Aug 9, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Catherine and William
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been voted France's second favourite couple.
The royals - who wed in a glittering ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey in April 2011 - took 13 per cent of the vote in a poll by Harris Interactive, which placed Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin and his partner Alexandre Lamy top with 17 per cent.
Others to make the top five including Barack and Michelle Obama, who took 12 per cent of the vote and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, with nine per cent.
However, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni - who have been widely criticised in France for their lifestyle choices - took just three per cent.
Meanwhile, betting odds on a royal baby coming in 2013 have been slashed by bookmakers Paddy Power, who have suggested there is a 1/4 chance of a child for William and Catherine.
A spokesperson said: 'Our Royal Baby betting had gone relatively quiet over the past couple of months but this week has exploded back into action. When punters are willing to place large bets at odds of 1/4 it's usually based on more than speculation. Let's hope so!'
Among the names expected for the child are Frances, John, Victoria, Mary and Diana.
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