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THE COURT. THE Court has been at Balmoral during the week, and it is likely that her Majesty's visit to Scotland will be longer than was anticipated. When her Majesty left Windsor Castle it was with the intention of returning in a month, but it is now understood, says the Court Journal, that the Royal visit to Scotland will extend to five weeks, and that the return of the Court to Windsor will be on Saturday, the 17th of October. ALTHOUGH the weather has been somewhat rough and cold since the arrival of the Court at Balmoral, yet her Majesty has not missed a day in being out of doors and visiting scenes endeared by associations of the late Prince Consort. On an early day after her arrival she made a visit to the cairn" raised to the memory of his Royal Highness, inspected the new dairy, now quite completed, and also drove to Aber- geldie Castle on a call to the Prince and Princess of Wales. Their Royal Highnesses seem to be enjoying the Highlands very much, and continue to take long drives among the fine romantic scenery every other day, accompanied by Colonel R. Farquharson, Colonel Keppel, and Captain Farquharson. The Prince has been deer-stalking in the forest of Invercauld, where the other day he had the good fortune to see a herd of 300 noble stags. Some rare sport was expected, but the wind having suddenly veered, the herd passed beyond rifle range, and consequently nothing could be done. At an after period of the same day, however, when the Princess of Wales had joined the party-all of whom partook of luncheon, served on the grass near the skirts of the wood-the sportsmen were more successful. A deer drive having been proposed from Craig Cluny, the Prince and Princess gaily ascended the hill. Her Royal Highness took up a favourable position at the pass and soon had the pleasure of seeing a number of fine stags go bounding past at some twenty or thirty yards distance. Two of the herd fell before the rifles of the Royal party. At the conclusion of the sport, the Prince and Princess were conducted round to the romantic Falls of the Gar- rawalt. THE Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse have arrived at Balmoral Castle and have been received with a hearty welcome from the Queen and a number of the tenantry who had been made aware of their coming by command of her Majesty. Princess Alice was always a great favourite at Balmoral, from her frank and winning manners in mixing with the dwellers on the estate, and on her arrival, finding that all the neighbourhood had come out to greet her, she held up her child so that her old friends might see baby," the incident was felt to bespeak kindly recollections of past days. THE congregation of the Free Church afc Crathie have just erected a neat tablet in that building in remembrance of the late Prince Consort, who liberally gave the site for the church. It bears the following inscription:—" To the noble and illustrious Prince Albert, K.G., Consort to her Majesty Queen Victoria, and Lord of the Castle and Lands of Balmoral, this tablet is dedicated, in deep sorrow for his early death, and in pious remembrance of his beneficent gift of the site whereon their church is erected by those who worship under its roof." THE Princess of Wales has granted her patronage to a bazaar to be held at Halifax, in December next, in aid of the funds for the new church now in course of erection at the picturesque village of Copley, near that town.

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