The people of Lisburn have warmly welcomed the arrival of the newest addition to the Royal family and she has been invited to visit the city.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born on Saturday (May 2) In the Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital, weighing 8lb 3oz.
She will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and she is fourth in line to the throne.
The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett, said: “On behalf of the people of Lisburn & Castlereagh, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
“I am sure like myself many were tuned to the TV news channels or listening to the radio for updates on when the Royal Highnesses would be taking their second child home.
“It was humbling to see the young Royals being like any couple. HRH Prince George was in awe of the media attention but it was heart-warming to see him arrive at the hospital.
“I am sure there was a great sense of joy across the whole country, and indeed the world, when the first glimpses of the new royal were aired on live TV.
“The birth of a child is a special time for all parents and I wish this new family of four every health and happiness.”
Lisburn Councillor Robbie Butler sent his “warmest congratulations” to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter. “I hope it will not be too long before the Cambridges are able to bring the new princess to Lagan Valley,” said Mr Butler.
“I extend an invitation to the Royal Family to bring her to the constituency at the earliest possible opportunity.”
“I’m sure I speak for many in the constituency and across Northern Ireland when I say we are absolutely delighted by this new Royal arrival,” continued Mr Butler. “As a parent myself, I know the joy which a new arrival can bring to a family. I also hope in the years to come, Lagan Valley will be blessed with numerous visits to the area by this new princess and other members of the Royal Family.
“I know many people in Lagan Valley will not only be excited by the news of the birth of the little princess, but would be equally excited if she was to be brought to the constituency as part of a Royal visit,”