24 NOVEMBER 1855, Page 2

'0 Court AT a Privy Council held in Windsor Castle

on Wednesday, Mr. Labou- chere was sworn in as Secretary of State for the Colonies, and kissed hands. Sir Hamilton Seymour was sworn of the Privy Council, and took his seat. At the Court, the Duke of Somerset had audience of the Queen, and delivered to her Majesty the insignia of the Garter worn by his father. Captain Robert M'Clure had an audience, and the Queen conferred the honour of knighthood upon him. Sir George Grey, Lord Palmerston, the Duke of Argyll, and Earl Granville, had audiences of the Queen.

Her Majesty gave a theatrical entertainment in St. George's Hall on Wednesday, in honour of the birthday of the Princess Royal: Sheridan's comedy of The Rivals" was the play. - Among the guests at Windsor Castle, have been the Duke and Duchess d'Aumale, Lord and Lady Canning, Sir Colin Campbell, Lord Panmure, the Earl and Countess of Clarendon, Sir Hew Ross, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Earl Spencer, and Colonel Brownrigg.