Portsmouth residents and sailors send congratulations after royal baby is born

Sailors from the Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon stood on the flight decks of HMS Lancaster and spelt out the word SISTER
Sailors from the Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon stood on the flight decks of HMS Lancaster and spelt out the word SISTER

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CONGRATULATIONS have been sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter.

Sailors in the Atlantic and people in Portsmouth spoke of their happiness for the royals.

Sailors aboard HMS Lancaster and HMS Dragon spelled out the word ‘sister’ to celebrate the birth of the newest royal.

The congratulatory message from the Portsmouth-based ships was sent from the Atlantic where Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster and Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon are currently deployed.

HMS Lancaster, known as the ‘Queen’s Frigate’ sent its message of congratulations to her Her Majesty The Queen on the birth of her youngest great-grandchild.

Earlier today it was revealed that the baby girl was born at 8.43am, weighing 8lb 3oz.

There was joy across the city as people sent their congratulations to the Kate and William.

At Fratton Park football fans spoke of their delight.

Pauline Piper, from Anchorage Park, said: ‘I’m so pleased it’s a girl. I was hoping she’d arrive on my birthday which was a few days ago – the same day as the Queen’s.

‘This is going to be good news for the fashion industry. Think of all those pretty dresses.’

And Neil Parkin, 32, from Gosport, said: ‘It’s really sweet that they’ve got a baby girl. She’s got a big brother to look after her.’