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Source: The Illustrated London News, Dec 8, 1855, p.675

On Saturday morning her Majesty, Prince Albert, and the Duke of Cambridge, accompanied by the King of Sardinia, went on a visit of inspection, through the working departments of the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. For this visit very little display was made beyond decorating the Arsenal with the flags of England and her three brave allies; yet an immense concourse of people collected in all the streets of Woolwich through which the cortege passed, and gave the Royal visitors a most uproarious welcome, cheering until the air rang again. The party occupied six of the Royal carriages, and were escorted by a troop of the 4th Light Dragoons, most of the gallant fellows of which wore their Balaclava medals. Her Majesty, the King of Sardinia, the Duchess of Sutherland, and the lady in waiting, the Hon. Flora Macdonald, occupied the first carriage. The Prince Consort, the Duke of Cambridge, and the suite of the Ring of Sardinia and the officers of her Majesty's Household followed in the others.

Among the distinguished individuals who attended their Majesties on this occasion were the Duke of Wellington, Sir De Lacy Evans, Major-General the Hon. C. Grey, Lord Byron, Colonel Biddulph, Captain Du Plat, Major-General Wylde, and several other naval and military officers; with the King of Sardinia were a most brilliant suite, all wearing the picturesque uniform of Sardinia. Among those who thus had the honour of accompanying his Majesty were his Excellency the Sardinian Minister, Count Louis Corti, First Secretary; Count La Tour; Count Camille Cavour, President of the Sardinian Council; Count Chevalier Messimo d'Azeglio, Aide-de Camp to the King; Duke Pasqua, Prefect of the Palace; Baron Nigra, Superintendent of the Royal Household; Major-General Count Morozzo Della Rocca, Premier Aide-de-Camp; Major-General the Marquis d'Angrogna, Aide-de-Camp; Major-General the Chevalier Carderina, Aide-de-Camp; Count Cigala, Colonel of Cavalry; the Chevalier Persan, Commander of the port of Genoa; and the Court de Robillant, Artillery Officer. The King wore the uniform of a Sardinian general, with the insignia of the Supreme Order of the Annunciation. Her Majesty wore a plain walking-dress of dark silk, with a pink velvet bonnet, and a rich mantle of purple velvet, trimmed with ermine. Prince Albert was in the uniform of a field-marshal, with the ribbon and star of the Garter; and the Duke of Cambridge was also in uniform, with the stars of the Garter and the Bath. The heads of the different departments having been presented to his Majesty, the Queen took his arm, and proceeded to inspect the various factories.