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[The Prince and Princess of Wales]

The winding up of the season in town was occupied both in duty and pleasure by their Royal Highnesses. Of the former the Prince presided at a meeting of the general committee of the Royal Fisheries Exhibition for 1883 at their offices, Haymarket; and, with the Princess, visited the British Home for Incurables at Clapham, on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary, her Royal Highness receiving purses, from which source 350 was added to the funds of the charity. Their Royal Highnesses gave their final entertainment yesterday week in an evening party at Marlborough House, at which the chief members of society in town were present, together with the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Teck, and Prince Christian. The Hungarian band was in attendance. The Prince was present at the marriage of Colonel Owen Williams with Miss Sinclair at St. Peter's, Eaton-square, on Saturday, and afterwards at the wedding assemblage at Lady Laura Grattan's house in Eaton-square. His Royal Highness's gift to the bride was a gold bangle set with ruby and sapphire; and that to the bridegroom a set of silver dessert dishes. The Prince and Princess and their daughters were at Lady Holland's garden party in the afternoon, at Holland House; at which were also the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Teck, with their children, Princess Victoria and Princess Adolphus. The Prince and Princess were at Lord and Lady Suffield's dance in Upper Grosvenor-street. His Royal Highness dined with the Nawab Igbal-ud-Dowlah, Vikar-ul-Oomra, at his residence, Cadogan-square; and went to see Mr. Booth, as Richelieu, at the Adelphi Theatre. Divine service was attended by the Royal family on Sunday as usual. The Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Prince and Princess Christian lunched with their Royal Highnesses on Monday; the Princess leaving in the afternoon for Goodwood on a visit to the Duke and Duchess of Richmond for the race-meeting; the Prince having deferred his departure until Tuesday, in order to attend the House of Commons on Monday evening to hear the statement or the Premier on moving the Vote of Credit for prosecuting the war in Egypt. At the close of the racing festivities their Royal highnesses left for Osborne, for their customary yachting cruise, in which they will be joined by their sons on their return from their voyage round the world, the Bacchante having left Gibraltar on Tuesday for Spithead.

Messrs. Boning and Small, of Baker-street, by command, photographed the Prince at Marlborough House, as Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.110