13 DECEMBER 1834, Page 2

The funeral of the Duke of Gloucester took place on

Thursday Bight. The preparations for the ceremony were commenced at an early hour, at Bagshot ; where many persons were assembled to witness the procession. The deep regret exhibited by all classes, but the poorer more especially, was highly honourable to the memory of the Duke. He seems to have been universally liked by his tenants and neighbours ; and the hearse moved off from the Park amidst the tears and sobs of many of the poor. The children of a charity-school sup- ported by the Duke sang a hymn as the procession went along. The hearse, the late Duke's own carriage, and three mourning-coaches, with between forty and fifty private carriages, formed the procession, es- corted by a detachment of the King's Own Light Dragoons. The pro- cession reached Windsor Park about noon. The body lay in state in one of the rooms of Cumberland Lodge, which was opened to the public, till about four o'clock. At eight o'clock,the body was removed to St. George's Chapel. The Dean of 1Vindsor received it soon after nine; and the pro- cession moved on flanked by the Foot Guards, every man carrying a lighted torch. The Dttke of Sussex appeared as chief mourner : the Duke of Devoeshire as Lord Chamberlain, with the late Duke's pages, equerries, physicians, and the Norroy King at Arms, composed the procession as it moved up the nave of the chapel into the choir. Among the attendants, were the Duke of Wellington, Lords Hill, Verulam, Rosslyn, and Jersey, Sir Robert Peel, Sir George Murray, and Sir James Searlett. Several clerical dignitaries, but only one Bishop, were also present. The Dean of Windsor read the funeral service. The corpse was laid in the vault prepared for the father and another of the deceased, not in the Royal vault. A plain marble slab with the simple inscription " Frederick William, Duke of Gloucester, 1584" is to close up the recess wherein the coffin is placed.