4 MAY 1850, Page 5

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Tim long-expeked accouchement of the Queen took place an Wednesday morning at twenty minutes past eight, when her Majesty was safely de- livered of a boy. Prince Albert, Dr. Locock, and Mrs. Lilly the nurse, were present; the Duke of Wellington, Lord John Russell, Sir George Grey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and some other Privy Councillors, with the Ladies of the Bedchamber, attended officially in adjoining rooms. The Dutchess of Kent arrived at Buckingham Palace about nine. At ten, a medical bulletin stated that the mother and infant were well; and successive bulletins continue to the present time to make the usual an- nouncements of pleasing progress. Upwards of eight hundred of the no- bility and gentry called at the Palace in the course of Wednesday, and

above a thousand on Thursday. •

At a meeting of the Privy Council, on Wednesday afternoon, the Arch- bishop of Canterbury was ordered to prepare a form of public prayer for her Majesty's perfect recovery. Prince Albert visited the Duke of Wellington on Wednesday, to con- gratulate him on the eighty-first anniversary of his birth. The Prince's visit seems to have been one of especial grace : it included a message from the Queen, giving the most marked testimony that she could offer, either as a sovereign or a mother, of her respect for the venerable warrior —her Majesty intends to have the new-born prince baptized by the name of " Arthur.'