23 AUGUST 1856, Page 2

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THE QUEEN held a Privy Council at Osborne on Thursday ; when it was ordered that Parliament should be further prorogued from the 7th Octo- ber to the 13th November. At a Court held on the same- day; the new Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol had audience and did homage. Lord Palmerston, Mr. Labouchere, and the Judge-Advocate, had audience.

Lord and Lady Palmerston, the Duke of Cambridge, and Sir John Burgoyne, have been on a visit to her Majesty this week.

The Queen gave her annual fete, yesterday, to the labourers and work- people on the Osborne estates ; the seamen and marines of the Royal Yachts, the Trinity House and Coast Guard men of East Cowes, and the detachment of the Twenty-eighth Regiment doing duty at East Cowes. The Royal Family were present at the afternoon games.