14 DECEMBER 1844, Page 9

The King and Queen of the Belgians left Brussels on

Thursday, fo Paris, to meet the Due D'Aumale, on his return home with his Italian bride.

The Black Eagle steamer has been ordered to proceed to Dover cul Monday, to take on board the Duke and Dutchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, on their return to the Continent.

Preparations are making at Court for sledge-driving in the Windsor Parks, in the event of a fall of snow ; which is said to be " hourly ex- pected,"—as if it had been graciously commanded, and must punctually come.

The Thames was completely covered with pieces of ice yesterday af- ternoon ; some of theta rather extensive. At Westminster Bridge some portions of the ice, nearly three inches in thickness, are likely to im- pede the progress of the steamers ; as the tide brings it up through the arches of the other bridges, which are of greater width.