THE annals of the Court do not present much variety this week. The parties at Buckingham Palace have been few. The Queen and Prince Albert have taken exercise daily, walking or riding in a barouche ; ex- cept on Thursday, when the Queen held a Chapter of the Order of the Garter at Buckingham Palace.
At the Chapter, the Duke of Sutherland was elected to the vacant stall in the Royal Chapel of St. George, Windsor. After the Chapter, the Queen gave an audience to Mr. Stevenson, the American Minister, who was the bearer of a letter of congratulation, and to Baron Bjornstjerna, the Swedish Minister.
The Dutchess of Kent went to Covent Garden Theatre on Tuesday ; the Duke of Cambridge visited the same theatre on Wednesday, and on Friday the Italian Opera.
The Duke of Cambridge gave a dinner-party on Wednesday to the Duke of Wellington and other noblemen and gentlemen.