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J THE COURT. THE Queen, Prince and Princess Christian, with the younger branches of the Royal family, spent the first week of the New Year at Osborne. honse, with scarcely any visitors. Her Majesty, at festive periods, almost invariably makes up a family party, almost to the exclusion of strangers. TAKING advantage of the heavy fall of snow on the 5th of January, the Qaeen drove out in a sledge that afternoon, accompanied by Prince Leopold and Princess Beatrice, and the next morning her Majesty drove in a sledge with Princess Christian. PRINCESS LOUISE drove out on Friday morning in a sledge, attended by the Hon. Flora Maodonald. PRINCE CHRISTIAN went out shooting, attended by Colonel Ponsoisby. Captain von Sohroetter had the honour of accompanying his Royal Highness. THE Queen also drove out in a sledge on Saturday afternoon, attended by the Dowager Duchess of Athole. PRINCE and Princess Christian walked in the grounds, and the other members of the Royal Family went out also. THE Queen and their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Christian, Princess Louise, Prince Leopold, and Princess Beatrice attended Divine service at Osborne on Sunday morning. The Rev. R. Duckworth officiated. THE Belgian Minister and Madame Van de Weyer arrived at Oaborne on Saturday, and had the honour of dining with the Queen and the Royal Family. ON Saturday their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, with the infant Prince Albert Victor, left Holkham-hall, the seat of the Earl of Leicester, and returned to Sandringham-house. Their Royal Highnesses, who were attended by the ladies and gentlemen of their finite, travelled in a special wain on the West Norfolk Junction Railway from ffolkham to Heaoham, and from the latter point the train passed over the Lynn and Hunstanton Railway jjjo Wolferton, the station for Sandringham-house. His Boyal Hjghness the Duke of Edinburgh also quitted Holkham in the special train which was arranged to Holkham in the special train which was arranged to leave the Holkham Station at 3.45 p.m., being due at Wolforton at 4.45 p.m., thus enabling the Royal party to reach Sandringham between 5 and 6 p.m. The West Norfolk Junction and Lynn and Hunstanton Railways being worked by tho Great Eastern Com- pany, the special train was accompanied by the district superintendents of that system.

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