5 MAY 1855, Page 6

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Tux Queen held a Court and Privy Council, at Buckingham Palace, on Tuesday. At the Court, Don Francisco do Ribero, Minister from Peru, had his first audience. Mr. Henry Muggeridge and Mr. Charles Decimus Crossley, Sheriffs of the City of London, were presented to the Queen by Sir George Grey, and received the honour of knighthood. At the Privy Council, Lord John Russell was sworn in as one of her Majesty's Princi- pal Secretaries of State, and received the seals of the Colonial Department from the Queen. Lord Palmerston, Lord Clarendon, and Lord John Russell had audience of her Majesty. On Wednesday, the Queen held the second drawingroom of the season, at St. James's Palace. Yesterday, the Queen, Prince Albert, two of the children, the Princess of Hohenlohe Langen- burg, the Princesses Adelaide and Feodore, and the Prince Victor of Hohenlohe, visited the Crystal Palace.

The Queen end Prince Albert, accompanied by the Princes and Prin- cesses, paid the usual Royal visit before the opening of the Exhibition of the Royal Academy in Trafalgar Square, on Thursday ; and in the even- ing the Queen and Prince Albert went to the Covent Garden Opera. Tuesday was the birthday of Prince Arthur, and it was celebrated by a large juvenile party at Buckinghsun Palace.

Lori 'John Russell and Lord Clarendon had audience of the Queen on Monday.

• The Prince of Leiningen took his leave on Saturday. The list of the Queen's guests has included the Hurl and Countess Clanwilliam, Lord and Lady Elam Lord and Lady Lyttelton, Sir Ed- ward Blakeney, Sir John Burgoyne, Sir Charles Lyell, .the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, the Marquis of Abercoin, and the Earl and Countess Spencer.