Tux life of the Court has been a little more varied than it was last week.
Sir Robert Peel and Lord Stanley arrived at Windsor Castle on Monday. On Tuesday, the two Ministers went out shooting with Prince Albert, at Cumberland Lodge ; the Marquis of Ormonde being of the party. The Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby arrived on Tuesday, and Earl Delawarr.
The Queen held a Privy Council on Wednesday : present, Prince Albert, Sir Robert Peel, the Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Stanley, Mr. Gout- burn, and the Earl of Haddington. At the Council an Order in Council was passed for transferring Vice-Admiralty and other courts, which have hitherto been held at Canton, to Hong-kong.
After the Council, Sir Robert Peel and Lord Stanley returned to town with the other Ministers.
The Queen and Prince Albert, attended by the suite and escorted by a party of the Second Life Guards, left Windsor Castle, for Claremont, on Thursday. The Dutchess of Kent visited the Queen before her Majesty's departure. The Princess Royal preceded her Royal parents in going to Claremont, attended by her French governess. The Prince of Wales remained at Windsor Castle, under the care of the Dowager Lady Lyttelton.
The Duke of Cambridge visited the Dutchess of Gloucester on Satur- day, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Thursday, his Royal Highness paid visit to the Female Orphan Asylum in the Westminster Road.
The Queen Dowager has driven out frequently of late, in the neigh- bourhood of her Dorsetshire residence, Canford House. Sir Henry Wheatley arrived on a: visit to her Majesty on Monday, and departed on Thursday. Queen Adelaide has given 251. towards a new church at Cwmamman Llandilo ; 101. to a charitable clothing society at Poole, and 101. to tin National School in that town.