28 DECEMBER 1861, Page 1


THE funeral of the late Prince Consort took place at Windsor, on Monday, the 23rd instant. The cere- monial, though sufficiently stately, was almost private, only the Princes, a few of the highest dignitaries of the realm, and the royal household being included in the cortege which followed the corpse into the Chapel Royal. The people marked their sense of their sovereign's grief by a general abstinence from business, the shops being closed in London and most of the provincial towns, the churches draped ill black, and the "decent mourning" ordered by the Cham- berlain almost universal.