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THE ROYAL VISIT TO IRELAND.…

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THE ROYAL VISIT TO IRELAND. — + Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York, attended by the Lady Eva Dugdale, Lady-in-waiting, Colonel Sir Nigel Kingscote, and Major the Hon. Derek Keppel, on Tuesday departed from Euston in order to travel to Holyhead, there to embark on the royal yacht Victoria and Albert for Ireland. Euston was reached at four o'clock, and their Royal Highnesses were at once conducted to the reserved saloon. Those of the general public who witnessed the arrival respectfully uncovered, but there was no cheering or other form of popular demonstration. This was entirely in accord with the wishes of the Royal travellers, whose official tour commences at Holyhead, and who desired to leave London as privately as possible. The traffic by this particular train was so heavy that it was decided to run two sections, in the first of which the Duke and Duchess travelled. Con- sequently the first part did not wait for the advertised time, and it was only seven minutes past four when Mr. Jupp gave the signal to start, leaving the second portion to follow a few minutes later. At eighteen minutes past eight in the evening the train containing the Duke and Duchess of York passed through Chester. A number of persons assembled on the main plat- form, and as the lamps throughout the length of the platform were kept low, the well-lighted train displayed its occupants to the best advantage. The most conspicuous were the Duke and Duchess and suite, who appeared to be dining, but who evidently took some interest in the spectacle afforded them of the onlookers at Chester. The train arrived at Holyhead punctually at ten o'clock, and proceeded direct to the pier, alongside which the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert was berthed. A large number of the general public had assembled to witness the embarkation of the Royal party, and the Duke and Duchess were accorded a most loyal recep- tion. When their Royal Highnesses had gone on board, the yacht left the pier for the anchorage in the outer roads, preparatory to starting for Kingstown in the morning. The weather was very bad and the sea lumpy. Dublin Castle was the scene on Friday of offilcial functions in connection with the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Ireland. His Royal Highness and the Lord- Lieutenant. with a military escort, drove to the Castle together from the Viceregal Lodge amid many cordial manifestations in the streets. They were received at the Castle with a salute and the playing of the National Anthem. The Duke of York then proceeded to the Throne-room, where a large number of con- gratulatory addresses from various public bodies were presented to him. On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of York, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Countess Cadogan, drove to Leopardstown racecourse, and had the satisfaction of seeing one of the races won by a horse owned by Earl Cadogan. On Sunday their Royal Highnesses drove to Howth on a visit to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Lady Ashbourne, and sub- sequently visited Lord and Lady Ardilaun at Clontarf.

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