21 NOVEMBER 1891, Page 17

We regret to record the severe illness of Prince George

of Wales, who lies at Marlborthigh House sick of typhoid-fever. As yet the symptoms are favourable, but another week of danger has to be passed. The attack is severe, and the public remember with anxiety the tendency exhibited by the Coburg family to suffer from such attacks. The Prince Consort died of one, the Prince of Wales recovered from one after physicians had almost despaired, and the Princess Alice was carried off by diphtheria arising ultimately from the same liability. The number Of the Queen's descendants sometimes hides from us the fact that the • Prince of Wales's children count first in the succession, that both his sons are still un- married, and that, failing them, the Duchess of Fife must one day be Queen of England, and the Duke Prince Consoit.