2 SEPTEMBER 1865, Page 1

The Queen, who is staying at Rosenau, near Coburg, was

present this day week, the late Prince Consort's birthday, at the removal of the veil from the colossal statue of him just erected in that city, and laid her garland, with those of the two hundred young Coburg ladies who walked in the procession, at the foot of her husband's monument. The artist who modelled the statue is Mr. Theed, of London, and it was cast in bronze at Nuremburg. It is said to be a very good likeness. It represents the Prince standing in the robes of the Garter, with the collar of the Garter and the Coburg order, carrying a field marshal's baton. The Queen had her usual brilliant weather for the ceremony, and as all her family were with her, the day must have been one of real gratification to her feelings. The Times has taken advantage of the occasion to lecture the Queen on her absence from English society, and the ultra-Radical Star replied vehemently in her defence. It is a curious fact that the cheap press is usually much the most loyal to the person of the Sovereign,—at least now that the Sovereign is a woman. The Telegraph leaders on the Queen are usually hymns of vulgar but tremendous magnificence.