1 FEBRUARY 1840, Page 9

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Tun Queen held a Court on Monday, at Buckingham Palace. Dr. Bowstead did homage for the see of Lichfield. Tee Earl of Lauder- dale delivered to her Majesty the ensigns of the Order of the Thistle worn by his late father.

At a Privy Council, on Wednesday. the Queen pricked the Sheriffs for the ensuing year. Lord Wenloek took the oaths as Lord-Lieutenant of East Yorkshire, in the room of the Earl of Carlisle, resigned.

Her Majesty had a small dinner-party on Thursday including Lords Melbourne, Uxbridge, Edward Howard, and George Paget.

Her Majesty's steam-vessel Fearless, commanded by Mr. William Coon:Men, Master in the Royal Navy, now lying off the Royal Dock- yard, Woolwich, has been officially surveyed and approved of by the Lords Commissioners of the Admirelty, to convey Prince Albert to this couutry.