The German Emperor, who has been on a visit to
Meeklen- burg-Strelitz, at the State banquet on Wednesday last made a very cordial reference to King George and Queen Mary.
After having referred to Queen Louise as the "model of a German woman" and "the good genius of the German people," he turned to the Hereditary Grand Duchess and addressed to her the following words :—
"To you, my august great-aunt, I desire not to fail to mention the charming impressions which the Empress and I gained in London, and the friendliness which your great-nephew and great- niece showed us. The King in his speech made special reference with great warmth to the relations of friendship and close con- nexion between our Rouses."