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At half-past twelve, the Prince and Princess of Wales, accompanied by Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, arrived at Claremort. The Duke de Nemours, the Prince de Joinville, the Duke d'Aumale, and the Duke de Chartres conducted their illustrious visitors into the reception-room, where they were received and welcomed by the venerable Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Mary, and the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, with the younger members of their family, also arrived. At two o'clock the company proceeded from the reception-room, through the great hall, into a temporary banqueting-room, where a déjeuner was prepared. The Prince of Wales led Queen Marie Amélie to her seat, while the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg conducted the Princess of Wales. Queen Marie Amélie sat in the centre, faced by the bride and bridegroom, having on her right the Prince of Wales and Princess Louis of Hesse, and on the left the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg and the Princess of Wales. Before the company present at the déjeuner had separated, Queen Marie Amélie rose and proposed a toast to the health of the newly-married Prince and Princess, which was most enthusiastically responded to by all present. The Count de Paris briefly returned thanks.

The bride and bridegroom took their departure in the afternoon for Woodnorton, Worcestershire, the seat of the Duke d'Aumale, where they were to pass a few weeks.

Queen Marie Amélie wore a dress of pale lilac, trimmed with white lace. The bride wore a dress of white silk trimmed with white lace, and a bridal veil. The Princess of Wales wore a dress of pale blush pink; Princess Alice a lilac silk; the Duchess de Montpensier a dress of white and yellow striped silk trimmed with black lace; and Princess Mary of Cambridge a dress of pale salmon-coloured silk.

The bridal presents were magnificent. The Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge, and many others, were munificent in their gifts. Queen Amélie's gift to the Count de Paris consisted of a white marble presse-papier, containing an exquisite miniature of Her Majesty on ivory, with gilt mounts, made by Leuchars, from the Queen's own designs.

In the evening a ball was given by the Duke and Duchess de Chartres, at their residence, Morgan House, Ham-common. Their Royal Highnesses were honoured with the presence of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, the Duke of Cambridge, the Grand Duchess of MecklenburgStrelitz, Princess Mary of Cambridge, and the greater part of the company present at the wedding, about 300 in number."


2, 3, 4. VISIT OF THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES to the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.-On Thursday, the 2nd, a special train of the Great Northern Railway conveyed the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge to Hitchin, whence the train was brought on to Cambridge over the Great Eastern Company's line. The Prince and Princess of Wales were attended by the Countess of Morton, Lieut.-Gen. Knollys, Lieut.-Col. Keppel, and Mr. Fisher. The Duke of Cambridge was accompanied by Col. the Hon. James Macdonald. Two minutes before the appointed hour, one o'clock, the special train drew up at the Cambridge platform, and as the illustrious visitors stepped from the carriage, they were received by the Duke of Manchester; and the Cambridge University Corps, who were under the command of Colonel Baker, presented arms. The route to Trinity College, about a mile in length, lay along Hill's-road, turning into Lensfield-road, and thence by Trumpington-street, King's-parade, and Trinity-street, to Trinity College. At the Old Conduit-head, where stands a venerable structure associated with the name of Hobson, the famous carrier and horse-letter of Cambridge, and where a large and prettilydecorated structure had been erected for the accommodation of the Mayor and Town Council, a halt was made for a short time, for the presentation of an address from the Corporate body. The Mayor of Cambridge, Mr. H. H. Harris, stood forward as the first carriage drew up, and led forth his daughter, who had the honour of offering the Princess a magnificent bouquet.

The whole of the route was decorated with flags, evergreens, and banners bearing inscriptions appropriate to the occasion, and throughout their passage the Prince and Princess were heartily greeted. The square of the college was lined with faces anxious to gain something more than a passing glimpse of the Royal visitors. On the south side of the square was a dais, with chairs of state, and here, amid the utmost enthusiasm of undergraduates, and cheers from the Volunteer Corps, who raised their caps aloft upon their rifles, the Prince received an address from the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University. As soon as the procession, closing with the officers of the Cambridge Town Volunteer Corps, had withdrawn, the University Volunteers, who meanwhile had packed themselves away in the closest column known to military art, advanced in line as to the centre, with both flanks thrown forward in front so as to form, when the word was given to halt and front, a hollow square about the platform. Her Royal Highness in person then proceeded to deliver a very valuable list of prizes. Lieut.-Colonel Baker had the honour of receiving, in the first instance, the challenge cup given by the Prince of Wales;

and Captain Ross (to whom two cups were presented for successive victories), Lieutenant Bazeley, Ensign France, and other members of the corps were similarly presented with prizes won in recent competitions. When the distribution had terminated, the Volunteers took up a new formation and marched past, after which the distinguished party upon the platform re-entered Trinity Lodge, and partook of some refreshment before proceeding to the Senatehouse. On the platform of the Senate-house were placed chairs for the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, and other distinguished personages. As is their wont, the undergraduates occupied the time previous to the arrival of the Royal visitors by giving expression to their opinions on public men and current events. Lord Palmerston had not entered the house when his name was first uttered, but soon afterwards his Lordship entered by the doctors' entrance, and as soon as he was recognized, the enthusiasm of the undergraduates and even of other gentlemen present again burst forth, and was continued for some minutes, during which time the noble Premier walked across the platform, and, after bowing repeatedly in acknowledgment of the plaudits by which he was greeted, took a seat by the side of Earl Granville, on the left of the platform, every eye still fixed upon him.

The Princess of Wales entered the Senate-house shortly before three o'clock, accompanied by Colonel the Hon. James Macdonald and Lady Affleck (the wife of the Rev. Dr. Whewell, the Master of Trinity). Her Royal Highness had changed her travelling costume, which was entirely of black, and now, though the robe and bonnet were of that colour, wore a light-coloured mantle. The entire house rose as Her Royal Highness walked to her seat, and cheer upon cheer came, not only from the undergraduates, but from the entire assemblage, during which time Her Royal Highness stood gazing at the novel scene, and gently inclining in acknowledgment of the plaudits. In a few minutes afterwards the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge arrived, accompanied by Lord Harris. The applause which had greeted His Royal Highness's consort was redoubled as he entered, and for some minutes the building rang again with the shouts uttered from all quarters. Silence was at length restored, and was then broken by some one calling out, "Three cheers for the Queen"-a mark of loyalty which was enthusiastically responded to, and was acknowledged by the Prince of Wales, who rose and bowed repeatedly. Cheers were again given for Denmark, and the name of the Duke of Cambridge was received with great cordiality. "Prussia" and "Austria" were both groaned at with great earnestness, but a cry which immediately succeeded of "Three cheers for the baby -intended for His Royal Highness Albert Victor of Walescaused considerable laughter, and drew smiles from His Royal Highness's parents. The Prince of Wales was at this time seated on the right of the Chancellor, with the Princess of

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Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, and, as well as the Royal Duke, wore the scarlet robes of a doctor over a general's uniform. The Prince advanced, when his hand was taken by the Public Orator, who presented him to the Chancellor, and the honorary degree was conferred on His Royal Highness in the customary manner, and also on the Duke of Cambridge, Earl Spencer, Lord Harris, Lord Alfred Hervey, and General Knollys. The proceedings closed at four o'clock, when the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge returned to the Sovereign's apartments. At half-past six o'clock the Vice-Chancellor (Dr. Cookson) and Mrs. Cookson had the honour of entertaining at dinner in the hall of Peterhouse their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, and a distinguished company. In the evening there was a performance by the members of the A.D.C., at which their Royal Highnesses were present.

The next day the Prince and Princess of Wales attended King's College Chapel at eleven o'clock, and afterwards proceeded to the Senate-house, when degrees were conferred on the following distinguished persons:-Earl Granville, the Duke of Manchester, Earl Stanhope, the Earl of Carnarvon, Viscount Eversley, Viscount Palmerston, Lord Leigh, Sir E. B. Lytton, Sir Page Wood, Sir C. Eastlake, Dean Stanley, Mr. Beresford Hope, Dr. Watson, Professor Hoffman, and Professor Wheatstone. The ceremony being over, the Royal party took their departure from the house amidst the most vehement cheering, which was taken up by the crowds outside, and continued almost unbroken along the line of route to King's College. Here they partook of luncheon. Upwards of a hundred guests sat down, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, and Lord Palmerston wearing their scarlet gowns. At three o'clock the Prince, the Duke of Cambridge, Lord Palmerston, Earl Granville, Earl of Carnarvon, and Earl Spencer left the banquet-hall, and sauntered slowly across the lawn, accompanied by the Princess and the Duchess of Manchester. The Princess wore a white bonnet and black silk dress. A few minutes afterwards a splendid eight-oared galley, decorated with roses, and the brilliant silk colours of the college to which she belonged flying at her stern, shot from beneath Clare-bridge, and passed in splendid style before the Royal party and hundreds of spectators who lined the route on either side. Then followed another, equally well handled and with its full-dress colours flying. Another and another succeeded, until the whole fourteen boats of the University had passed. After having passed, they returned in the same order, and drew up abreast of the tent, and at a signal they, with beautiful precision, stood up in their boats, and, raising their oars, sent forth peal after peal of cheers. The Royal party then entered their carriages, and proceeded across Clare-bridge to St. John's, to a grand horticultural féle. Here a large and fashionable assemblage awaited their arrival. They were heartily

cheered, and after examining the magnificent show, the prizes were delivered to the different competitors.

The duty of entertaining the newly-created Doctors and other distinguished visitors was undertaken by Caius College. About 140 sat down to dinner, and the company included the Duke of Rutland, Duke and Duchess of Manchester, Earl Granville, Marquis Camden, Marquis of Hartington, Lord and Lady Spencer, Lord and Lady Hardwicke, and Lady Agneta Yorke, &c. At halfpast seven o'clock a second series of performances was given by the members of the A.D.C., with a success not inferior to that attained on the previous evening; and at ten o'clock the demonstration at Cambridge in honour of their Royal Highnesses culminated in the ball given by Trinity College. With this celebration, the public portion of the visit to Cambridge ended.

Shortly after eleven o'clock on the 4th, the Prince and Princess of Wales, with many members of their suite, escorted by the Duke of Manchester's Mounted Rifles, drove over to Madingley Hall, the residence of Lady King, where the Prince resided during his undergraduate days at Cambridge. Here the Duke of Manchester's corps were put through a series of evolutions before the Royal party. The Prince and Princess and the rest of the party then returned to Magdalene College, and took luncheon with the Master. At the railway-station every preparation was made to receive the Prince and Princess. A special train, to which was attached an elegant saloon carriage built by the Great Eastern Company, moved into the station a little after three o'clock; and at half-past three, distant hurrahs and booming of cannon indicated the approach of the Prince and Princess, and a few minutes afterwards they made their appearance on the platform. They were received with a Royal salute, the band of the volunteers playing the first bar of "God save the Queen." The train then moved out of the station amidst the most vehement cheers and waving of hands and handkerchiefs. The Duke and Duchess of Manchester and the Earl and Lady Spencer accompanied the Royal pair to London.

8. THE OXFORD COMMEMORATION.-The Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors took place, according to annual custom, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Honorary degrees were conferred upon the Archbishop of Armagh, the Earl of Bandon, Lord Overstone, Sir Rowland Hill, M. Thierry, the French historian, Mr. Arthur Helps, and Mr. Cayley. The effect of the ceremonial was considerably marred by an unusual amount of uproar and vociferation from the undergraduates' gallery, which, passing the bounds of license usually indulged in upon these occasions, caused an unseemly interruption of the proceedings of the day, and reduced the speeches and recitations almost to a dumb show. The efforts of the Vice-Chancellor and University authorities to still the tumult were quite unavailing, and were calculated to impress the visitors with a lively sense of the laxity of academical discipline.

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