14 FEBRUARY 1835, Page 6


We have authority to say that there is no truth in the statement which has lately been circulated, as to the interesting situation of her Majesty the Queen.—Morning Herald, Friday.

The report of her Majesty's being in "an interesting situation," is to-day contradicted by a morning contemporary, on authority. On the first spreading of that report, though it was carefully and especially set forth in the Tory journals, we disbelieved it ; but we at length gave credit to it, on the authority of a professional gentleman, who had some Means of ascertaining if such a fact were really credited. We are quite sure that he did not wilfully deceive us, and equally sure that such a rumour was current in places not far removed from • the Royal apart- ments. If the report were not believed by persons near the 'Throne, it was assiduously encouraged by them. The history of our own Queens is not without an example of certain symptoms begetting a belief in the persons most deeply interested, that the wished-for event had actually taken place. It is within the bounds of possibility, that those who countenanced such a rumour might have wished to: inspire the Royal mind with an idea, no doubt very acceptable, however unwarranted by facts. Under such circumstances, we believe it would have followed, in case his Majesty should have been taken from us, that the Queen, and not the Dutchess of Kent, would have been declared Regent. If such an event had occurred before the meeting of Parliament, the Tories might have been insured a little longer tenure of office, and had a greater opportunity to accomplish their own mischievous schemes.

-If any such plans have been in contemplation, by any intriguing persons about the Court, the denial we set out bynoticing shows that their cun.. ning contrivance has not been successful. —Courier, Friday. [We have heard that the report may be traced to Lord Munster: whether it originated with him, or in a higher or lower source, we cannot tell.] The papers of this week have copied from the letter of a Brighton correspondent of the County Herald, the following se-count of the origin of the report of the Queen's pregnancy. "The story goes, that when the late Queen Charlotte was 'as ladies wish to be who love their lords, her Majesty was in the habit of wearing a bow of blue riband on the left shoulder. At a party not long ago at the Pavilion, Queen Adelaide appeared with a similar decoration ; and the conclusion was jumped at on which the interesting paragraph was founded. The fact, however, is that an Order of St. George—exclusively for the female branches of the Royal Family—exists, similar to that of the Garter ; and as a lady could not with propriety of costume wear a broad blue riband across the stomach, the more graceful rosette of the side is substituted for it. This I believe to be the whole foundation for the hope as aforesaid ; which, from all I can gather here, is as little likely of realization as sublunary hopes are generally said to be. How every-day experience establishes the satire of the three black crows:"