THE Queen and Prince Albert have returned to Windsor, after the un- usually long absence of three months.
Her Majesty and the Prince left Osborne House, in the Isle of Wight, at
quarter to ten o'clock on Thursday morning; accompanied by the Royal children, and attended by Lady Lyttelton, Mr. Anson, and Colonel Arbuth- not. They crossed the water in the Fairy steamer; landed at Gosport, • with the usual attentions from the officers of the station; travelled by the south-western Railway to Farnborough; and there entering carriages, proceeded, under an escort of Life.Guards, to Windsor Castle; where they arrived at ten minutes past two o'clock.
Many inhabitants of Windsor assembled at the approaches to the Castle, to greet the Sovereign; and the town-bells rang a peal of rejoicing. Iler Majesty was observed to look very well.
In the afternoon, the Queen was walking in the Castle grounds with her Prince.
The Dutchess of Kent arrived yesterday, from Germany. Her Royal Highness had travelled by way of Calais and Dover; came to town by the South-eastern Railway; and, after a brief stay at Clarence House, St. James's Palace, went on to Frogrnore. The Queen and Prince Albert visited the Dutchess on her arrival; and her Royal Highness joined the dinner-circle at the Castle in the evening.
It is expected that the stay of the Court at Windsor will be prolonged until February next.