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CORONATION DAY. Saturday was the forty-sixth anniversary of the Queen's coronation, which took place at Westminster Abbey on June 28, 1838. At Windsor the day was celebrated in the customary manner, the bells of St. George's Chapel and St. John's Church ringing merrily at intervals. In London the bells of most of e r, 3h the parish churches were rung. The Queen's colours were carried from Wellington Barracks to the guard-house at St. James's Palace, in place of the regimental colours of the Grenadiers usually taken, while the band of the regiment played a selection of music in the courtyard of the palace during the ceremony of mounting and changing the guard. The officers of the Coldstream Guards, who were relieved from duty, afterwards conveyed the State colour" to Chelsea Barracks, and all the officers on duty for the day wore their gold sashes. The Admiralty flag was hoisted at the Admiralty offices, and the Royal Standard floated on the Royal United Service Institution, in Whitehall- yard, while flags were hoisted on many other public and private buildings, as well as at the various steam- boat piers on the river. At all garrison towns the day was kept in the customary manner. In the presence of a large number of spectators, including many visitors who had arrived by special train from London and the Empress Eugenie, who had driven from Farnborough-hill, the troops at Aldershot to the number of 7258 non-commissioned officers and men, 1319 horses and 22 guns were reviewed in the Long Valley on Saturday by Lieut.- General Sir Archibald Alison, in celebration of the day. The artillery fired a salute of 21 guns, which was followed by a fue de joie by the infantry; and, after a loyal salute, three cheers were given for the Queen. The customary military demonstration was held at Canterbury on Saturday, the troops comprising the garrison (numbering about 1000) holding a very interesting sham fight on Old-park, after the fue de joie and march past. The national colours were hoisted over Westgate Towers, and the cathedral bells rang forth merrily. The review in honour of the anniversary of the Queen's birthday, which was postponed in conse- quence of the death of the Duke of Albany, was held in the Phoenix-park, Dublin, in the presence of the Lord-Lieutenant. The whole of the troops in garrison paraded in review order on the Fifteen Acres, and were deployed in line under Major- General Lord Clarina, commanding the Dublin dis- trict. At noon the feu dejoie was fired, followed by a Royal salute and three cheers. A sham fight took place under the direction of Major-General Lord Clarina. Several public buildings in the city, as well as the more important business establishments, dis- played flags in honour of the day. All the ships in Kingstown harbour, and the several clubs and coast- guard stations along the coast were gaily decorated. The Assistance, troopship, which was in Kingstown harbour, was also decorated from stem to stern.

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