THE Queen held a levee, at St. James's Palace, on Wednesday. Her Ma- jesty afterwards had a dinuer-party at Buckingham Palace; followed by an evening-party. There was another dinner-party on Thursday.
The Queen gave audiences on Monday to Lord John Russell and Lord Palmerston.
Her Majesty has been to several places of amusement during the week, in company with Prince Albert,—on Saturday, to the Opera at Covent Garden; on Monday, to the Philharmonic Concerts; on Tuesday, to the St. James's Theatre, at the amateur performance for the distressed Irish and Scotch; on Thursday, with her children, to a special morning per- formance at Drury Lane Theatre; yesterday, to the exhibition of the Royal Academy, and the French Plays.
The Princess Alice completed her fourth year on Sunday; and on Mon- day afternoon there was a juvenile party at the Palace in honour of the occasion.
It being the birthday of the Dutchess of Gloucester on Sunday, her Royal Highness received congratulatory visits from the Queen and Prince Albert, accompanied by the Princess Alice, the Queen Dowager, the Dutchess of Kent, and the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge.