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THE COURT. THE Prince of Wales, accompanied by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh ani Prince Teck, and attended by Colonel Kingscote, Major Teesdale, the Hon. C. Carington, and the Hon. E. Yorke, at- tended the Guard mounting parade, at the Horse Guards on Saturday, in honour of her Majesty's birth- day. The Princess of Wales, attended by the Countess of Macclesfield and Lieut.-General Knollys, was also present. The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh were afterwards present at the christening of the infant daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, at Stafford-house. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark, attended by General Kauffmann, Count Danneskjold, and Captain Lund, arrived at Marlborough- house, on a visit to the Prince and Princess of Wales. In the evening their Royal Highnesses went to tne Royal Ttalian Onftra. Covent-Ilarden. THE Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Crown Prince of Denmark, with the Countess of Macclesfield, Major Teesdale, the Hon. E. Yorke, and Count Danneskjold in waiting, attended Divine service at the Chapel Royal, St. James s, on Sundav morning. The Communion Service was read by the Rev. J. V. Povah, the Rev. C. F. Tarver, -and the Rev. Chas. M. Arnold. Mr. Cooper presided at the organ. The sermon was preached by the Rev. J. V. Povah from Gospel of St. John, ch. iii., v. 5. The Duchess of Cambridge, the Grand Duchess of Meck- lenburg- Strelitz, Princess Mary of Cambridge, and Prince Teck attended the service. ON Saturday afternoon, at half-past three o clock, her Majesty the Queen, with their Royal Highnesses Princesses Helena, Louise, and Beatrice, Prince Leopold, and suite, left Windsor Castle for Cliveden- house, the seat of the Dowager-Duchess of Sutherland, near Maidenhead. The Queen was in an open carriage, drawn by four greys, and arrived at Cliveden at half- past four. Her Majesty and the Royal family occupy the main building, an elegant square structure, in the Italian style. The magniifcent drawing-room, thelibrary, drawing-room, and boudoir are en suite, and on a level with the top of the south terrace, from which is obtained a view co-extensive with that from the Terrace at Windsor, of some of the loveliest scenery in England. The members of her Majesty's household and the Royal domestics reside in the east and west wings, the whole of the mansion having been vacated by the Duchess's establishment. THEIR Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales left Marlborough-house on Monday for Titnesa, near Ascot, for the race week. The Prince and Princess were to return to town on the following Saturday. THE 20th birthday of her Royal Highness Princess Helena Augusta Victoria was celebrated at Windsor on Friday, with the customary honours paid to the members of the Royal Family. On the same day her Majesty the Queen gave an entertainment to the wives and children of servants connected with the Royal establishment. About 450 assembled in the spacious orangery at four o'clock in the afternoon, where tea and other refreshments were abundantly supplied. Numerous toys were given to the children, and dancing to the band of the Royal Horse Guards was kept up till eight in the evening, when the happy party broke np#

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