THE -Court has been exceedingly quiet this week. The Queen
has enjoyecciiiprning-walks with Prince Albert daily ; and on Wednesday her Majesgy took an airing with the Prince in a carriage and four. The Q -4ved a visit from the Duke of Cambridge on Monday ; from tb4 Queen Dowager on Tuesday ; and from the Dutchess, the Princess , and Prince George of Cambridge yesterday.
Select/dinner-parties were given at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday Thurectiy, and yesterday. On Thursday, the Earl of Auckland was a guest./ On Monday evening, the Queen and Prince Albert went to Covent Garden Theatre. On Thursday, her Majesty inspected some photogra- phic drawings, including a drawing of the Chinese treaty, submitted by Mr. Cohen.
Prince Albert was present at a soirée given by the Marquis of North- ampton on Saturday, at his house in Piccadilly. His Royal Highness went to the Ancient Concert on Wednesday. He attended a meeting at the office of the Duchy of Lancaster, in Somerset House, on Thursday. Yesterday, he presided at a meeting of the Commissioners for Pro- moting the Fine Arts.
The Queen Dowager received a visit from the Dutchess of Kent on Saturday, from the Dutchess of Gloucester on Monday ; and returned both visits on Wednesday.
The Duke of Cambridge gave a grand dinner'-party on Wednesday, to the Directors of the Ancient Concerts ; the Duke being the Director of the evening. Among the guests was the Dutchess of Kent. After the dinner the party went to the concert. The Duke gave another dinner-party on Thursday ; at which the Russian, Dutch, and Neapolitan Ambassadors were present.
The Duke and Dutchess and Princess Augusta went to the French play yesterday.