17 SEPTEMBER 1859, Page 6


The Queen and Prince Consort have been actively taking out-door exercises. The Queen has driven out to Strathdon, returning to Balmoral by Bander. She has twice ridden out, and has once been present at the driving of the deer in the woods of Abergeldie. The Prince Consort shoots assiduously. He has been accompanied by the Prince of Wales and Sir George Grey. Among the guests at Balmoral have been the Count of Flanders, the Earl of Elgin, Sir Benjamin Brodie, and Dr. Robertson. The Queen has graciously consented to inaugurate by her presence, on. the 14th October, the opening of the waterworks intended to supply Glasgow with water from Loch Katrine.

Her Majesty and the Prince Consort, the Prince of Wales, the Prin- cesses Alice, Helena, and Louisa, and Prince Arthur, were present at a ball given on Monday by her Majesty and the Prince Consort to the gil- lies, keepers, &c., of the Balmoral and' neighbouring properties.