THE Queen came to town from Kensington, and held a Court at St. James's Palace, on Wednesday. The Lord Mayor, with a deputation of Aldermen and Common Councilmen, presented addresses of condo. fence and congratulation from the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Council. The Queen read suitable replies to each. An investiture of the Order of the Bath was then held ; and Prince Esterhazy received the insignia of the Order from the Queen. Her Majesty gave audiences to the Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord Melbourne, and Lord Albermarle; and took her departure for Ken- sington soon after four o'clock, escorted by a party of Life Guards. On Thursday, about two o'clock, the Queen and the Dutchess of Kent left Kensington Palace, in an open barouche, for the new Palace in St. James's Park, which will in future be her Majesty's town resi- dence. In the evening, the Queen had a select dinner-party, including the Prince and Princess of Leiuirigen, the Duke of Argyle, the Mar- quis of Conyngham, the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Lord Teniplemore, and Colonel Cavendish. Yesterday, the Queen held a Court at St. James's Palace, for the reception of addresses from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The address from Oxford was first presented by the Duke of Welling- ton, Chancellor of the University, attended by the Vice-Chancellor, several of the chief officers, and about 320 members of the University. The Marquis Camden, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, attended by the Heads of Houses, and 440 members of the University, presented the Cambridge address. In her reply to the Cambridge address, the Queen expressed anxiety that " the sphere of its utility should be extended,"—pointing, it was supposed, to the admission of Dis- senters. The Queen returned to Buckingham Palace, after giving audience to several of the Cabinet Ministers.
The Queen will hold a Levee at St. James's Palace on Wednesday next, and a Drawing-room on Thursday.