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DRAWING-ROOM AT BUCKINGHAM…

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DRAWING-ROOM AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. wl By command of the Queen, a Drawing-room was held on Friday afternoon 111 last week, at Buckingham Palace by her'Royal Highness the Princess of Wales on behalf of her Majesty. Presentations to her Royal Highness at this Court are, by the Queen's pleasure, considered as equivalent as representations to her Majesty. Their Roval Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, attended by their Ladies and Gentlemen in waiting, and escorted by a detachment of Royal Horse Guards, arrived at the Garden entrance of the Palace from Marlborough House about three o'clock, and were received by the Great Officers of State and the Royal Household. Her Roval Highness, the Princess 6£ W nles, ac- companied by the Prince of Wales, Princess Bent rice, and the Duke of Cambridge, took her station in front of the Throne shortly after three o'clock. Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales wore a dress of richest Indian gold embroidery over a jupe of brown marabout, and "draperies of Vandyke brown velvet, corsage of velvet with Indian embroidery and sleeves of marabout, train of same costly Indian fabric, lined in gold satin, with dress border of marabout. Headdress a tiara of diamonds, feathers, and veil. Indian ornaments of pearls, emeralds, and diamonds. Orders-Victoria and Albert, the Crown of India, St. Catherine of Russia. St. John of Jerusalem, the Royal Red Cross, and the Danish Family Order. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice wore a train and bodice of peach-coloured broche satin, lined with satin duchesse and bordered with Valenciennes lace, and a skirt of poult de soie and satin duchesse, trimmed with violets of the same shade. Headdress —feathers, veil, and diamond bees. Ornaments- pearls. Orders—Riband and Star of St. Catherine of Russia, the Orders of Victoria and Albert and the Crown of India, and the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Family Order. The diplomat ic and general circles were numerously attended.

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WIFE MURDER IN IRELAND.

THE NAVY ESTIMATES.

CONCLUSION OF WESTON'S 5000…

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A MOURNFUL TRAGEDY.

THE DEFEAT OF OSMAN DIGNA.

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