19 DECEMBER 1840, Page 2

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THE Queen has continued to gain strength daily, and is now nearly re- covered. On Thursday, her Majesty resumed carriage-exercise for the first time since her accouchement. She rode out with Prince Albert for half an hour. The Princess Royal continues well.

On Tuesday, at three o'clock in the afternoon, the ceremony of churching the Queen was performed, in her Majesty's private apart- ments at Buckingham Palace, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Only Prince Albert, the Dutchess of Kent, the Lady in Waiting, and the Deputy Clerk of the Closet were present.

Prince Albert attended divine service on Sunday, in uniform, in the Military Chapel near the Wellington Barracks, St. James's Park.

The Queen Dowager has sent 100/. to the Mendicity Society, in aid of the assistance generally given by the Society at this season of the year. The Dutchess of Kent dined with the Queen and Prince Albert on Wednesday.

The Duke of Cambridge, attended by Baron Knesebeck, left town on Thursday morning, on a visit to the Earl and Countess of Jersey, at their seat, Middleton Park, Oxford.

The ..Ymyrna Observer mentions that a splendid brilliant necklace, composed of diamonds of the first water, has been ordered by the Sultan as a present for our Queen.