14 APRIL 1855, Page 9

The visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French

to this country, definitively fixed for Monday next, will continue during the ensuing week. The Imperial visitors will pass from Boulogne to Dover in the new steam corvette Asaas, on Monday morning. At Dover they will be received by Prince Albert ; and will partake of luncheon at the Lord Warden Hotel.

The Neptune, 120, carrying the flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane, and twelve sail, anchored in Dover roads yesterday morning. They form the squadron whose duty it will be to receive and salute the Emperor and Empress on their arrival. The railway authorities are busy decorating the station ; and the pro- prietor of the Lord Warden Hotel has fitted up state apartments wherein to accommodate the Imperial visitors during their brief stay. It is sup- posed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is to consecrate a new burial-ground at Dover today, will be present at the reception of the Em- peror.

At Windsor Castle, the room known as the Queen's Closet has been splendidly furnished for the bedroom of the Emperor, and the adjoining Council Chamber in the like manner prepared for the Empress. The fur- niture is green and gold—the colours of the Emperor ; and on the toilet- table of the Empress is a cushion covered with green satin and embroidered with the letter " E."

The Queen has ordered that the room containing the portraits of the Sovereigns and Generals of the last war, and known as the " Waterloo Room," shall henceforward be called the "Picture Gallery."

With regard to the route of the travellers to Windsor Castle, anticipatory statements somewhat differ. One account states that they will proceed by Reigate and Guildford ; a second, that they will drive from the Brick- layer's Arms station to the Paddington terminus ; but a more probable route would seem to be from the Bricklayer's Arms to the Waterloo Road or the Nine Elms station. It is anticipated that they will start from Dover at two, and reach Windsor at six o'clock. There they will be received by the Mayor, and pass under triumphal arches to the Castle; where the Queen will await them at the grand entrance.

A sort of programme of the doings of the ensuing week has been pub- lished. As it stands at present, the Corporation of Windsor will present an address to the Emperor on Tuesday ; and after this ceremony, the Queen and her guests will proceed to Buckingham Palace, where the Em- peror will receive the Diplomatic body, and afterwards return to Wind- sor. In the evening there will be a grand banquet and ball. On Wed- nesday, the Emperor will be invested with the Order of the Garter. On Thursday, the Court will visit London, and witness the performance of " Fidelio " at the Italian Opera. For Thursday or Friday, a visit to the Crystal Palace is spoken of. When this visit takes place the general hpublic will be excluded ; but in order that they may see the Queen and er guests, the whole party will present themselves on one of the bal- conies looking over the gardens. One day during the week, it is expected that the Emperor and Empress will go to the Guildhall to receive an ad- dress from the Corporation, and afterwards take luncheon in the Council Chamber. There will also be a review of cavalry and infantry at Wind- sor. The members of the Army and Navy Club will invite the Emperor to dine with them; and the Mayor and Corporation of Southampton will do the like.

The suite of the Emperor and Empress will be composed of the follow- ing persons—the Princess de Essling, the Countess de Montebello, the Ba- roness de Malaret, Count C. de Pagerie, the French Ambassador and Countess Walewski, Marshal Vaillant, the Duke de Basaano, Count de Montebello, Colonel C. E. Ney, Colonel Fleury, the Marquis de Toulon- geon, Lord Cowley, private secretary, physician, servants, &c.