THE Court has passed the recess in quiet at Windsor Castle. The chief event has been the visit of the Dowager Grand Dutchess of Baden, who arrived at the Castle on Tuesday; the Earl of Aberdeen also arriving on the same day. The Dutchess of Kent wee of the dinner-party, as usual. The Grand Dutchess joined the Queen and Prince in their customary out- door exercise on Wed r. ,day. Her Royal Highness visited St. George's Chapel on Thurs;lay, before taking her departure for town. The Earl of Aberdeen left the Castle on the same day. Sir Haary'Wheatley paid a visit to the Queen on Tuesday, and remained at the Castle till Wednesday.
Prince Albert hunted with the barriers on Tuesday.
• The Duke of Cambridge left town on Monday, for Beckett House, at Farringdon in Berkshire, on a visit to Viscount Barrington. Yesterday, his Royal Highness returned to town; and in the evening he dined with the Catch Club.
• The Dutchess of Baden visited the Dutchess of Inverness on Monday; and received visits, on Thursday from the Dutchess of Cambridge and the Hereditary Grand Dutchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, yesterday, from Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar.
Prince Ernest of Hesse Philippsthal arrived at Kew on Tuesday, from Witley Court.