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The Queen has presented Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild with a bust of herself by Mr Boehm in remembrance of her visit to Waddesdon in May. Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, the second son of Prince and Princess Christian, has arrived at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, from Germany, on a visit to his parents. His Highness, who is an officer in the 23rd (Hessian) Dragoons, will return, after three weeks' stay in England, to Darmstadt, where his regiment is quartered. When the German Emperor visited the Queen last yeor, great inconvience was experienced on ac- count of the want of a State banqueting hall at Osborne House. Her Majesty has now deter- mined to build one of magnificent proportions, the foundation of which will be laid upon the lawn, on the west side of the house, forming almost a quadrangle of the space in front of the Queen's private entrance. The operations now being commenced will not interfere with the usual visit of the Queen to the Isle of Wight at the latter end of July. The Press Association states that the Duchess of Fife, Princess Louise of \A ales, was delivered of a still-born male child on Monday evening at Slieen House, Richmond, Surrey, the country residence of the Duke of Fife. The condition of her Royal Highness was on Tuesday evening reported to be fairly satisfactory. The Princess of Wales, who went to Ascot on Monday after- noon, is expected at Sheen House to visit her daughter. Viscountess Emlyn recently gave a very pretty ball in Hereford-gardens. The house was handsomely draped with curtains festooned in gracefi 1 folds, whilst hanging baskets of flowers in all the looms, as well as the floral profusion which covered the mantelpieces, made the whole mis<tn-»:ene very striking. The BIIR Hungarian Band was in attendance. A very large and fashionable throng was present, including the Marchioness of Downshire and Lady Olivia Taylour, the Countess of Longford and Lady Katharine Pakenham, Lady Louisa Egercon and Miss Egerton, Mr and Lady Harriet Cavendish and Lady Ada Osb me, Lady Helen and Miss Macgregor and Lady Helen Srewait- Murray, Lady Jane Taylor and Miss Taylor, Lady Theresa and Miss Boyle, Lady Louisa and Miss Fielding, Lady Catherine Yane and Lady Lousia Cecil, Lady Penrhyn and the lion. Miss Pennant, Countess of Galloway and Miss Hilda Stewart, Countess of Macclesfield and the Ladies Parker (-), Lady Mackenzie and Miss Muriel Mackenzie, Countess of Lindsey and Lady Mary Bertie, Lady Constance Howard, Earl of Cawdor, Lady Muriel Boyle, Mrs Macgregor and Miss Macgregor, the Hon. Mrs Augustus and Miss Calthorpe, Mrs George Finch and Miss Sybil Fliiel-L, Ilrs Casberd-Botelcr and Miss Inez Casberd-Boteler, and Mrs and Miss Langley. Miss Mary Anderson, the well-know American actress, was married at St. Mary's Catholic Chapel, Hampstead, on Tuesday, to Mr Antonio-de- Novarra. The ceremony was a very quiet one. Mr Charles Webley Hope, son of the late Admiral Hope, who lias recently returned from India, was presented at the Levee, on Monday last, at St. James' Palace, by the Secretary of State. A marriage has been arranged between Marguerite, daughter of the late Sir Andrew Agnew Bart., and Lady Louisa Agnew, and Mr Dudley Drummond, of lortiselitfe, Ferryside.



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