Tux Queen held a Privy Council, at Windsor Castle, on Saturday after- noon. It was ordered that Parliament be further prorogued from the 15th of January until Tuesday the 3d of February, then to assemble for the despatch of business. The Marquis of Lansdowne had an audience of the Queen before the Council—which he afterwards attended. Her Ma- jesty also gave audiences to Lord John Russell, Sir George Grey, Lord Seymour, and Earl Grey.
During most of the week the unfavourable weather prevented the Queen from taking her accustomed walks and rides ; they have been exchanged for exercise in the Riding-house. Several distinguished visitors arrived oil Thursday,—Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg, Chevalier and Madame Bunsen, the Earl and Countess of Derby, the Earl and Countess Granville, the Earl of Mulgrave, Sir Charles Wood and Lady Mary Wood. Prince Nicholas of Nassau, Baron Hadeln, Baron Roggenbach, the Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby, the Marquis of Granby, the Earl and Countess of Jersey and Lady Cle- mentine Villiers, arrived yesterday.
Last night there was a dramatic performance in the Rubens Room at the Castle. The piecee were Mr. Planche's comedy of Not a bad Judge, with the farce of the Lottery Ticket. .