23 JUNE 1860, Page 7

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Tao QUEEN held a Levee at St. James's Palace on Wednesday. It was very amplr attended. Her Majesty bestowed the dignity of knighthood upon Colonel Lockyer Freestun. On Tuesday, her Majesty gave audi- ence at Buckingham Palace to Nahnebahweequay, Mrs. Catherine B. Sutton, of Owen Sound, Canada West, a000mpanied by Mrs. Christine R. Also!). Two New Zealand chiefs, Wiremu (William) Toetoe, from Rang a Whia, province of Auckland, and Hemara (Samuel) Rerehau, from Mokou, province of Auckland, introduced by Professor Fred. von Hochstetter, from Vienna, Member of the late Austrian Novara Exjedi- tion, were presented to the Queen. The Duke of Newcastle and Lord John Russell had audience of the Queen.

Her Majesty and the Prince Consort have dined with the Duke of Cambridge. The King of the Belgians and Count of Flanders, the Duchess of Cambridge, Lord Palmerston, the Earl of Derby, the Earl of Clarendon, and the Duke of Newcastle were among the guests. Her Majesty, the Prince Consort, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Alice, were present at a concert given by the Duke of Wellington at Apsley House, The King of the Belgians and the Prince Consort have been to the Italian Opera and a Flower Show at the Botanic Gardens, Regent's Park. The Prince Consort has consented to become President of the proposed International Statistical Congress.

The list of guests at Buckingham Palace includes the names of Prince Victor of Hohenlohe, the Duke of Leinster, the Belgian Minister and Madame Van de Weyer, the Earl and Countess Somers, Lord John Rus- sell, Lord Bury, Lord and Lady Worsley, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Dis- raeli, Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur 1?anshawe, and Major-General Sir C. T. Van Straubensee.