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The Prince and Princess of Wales

The Prince returned to town yesterday week from Goodwood; the Princess returning on Saturday. His Royal Highness presided at a meeting of the governors of Wellington College at Marlborough House, the Duke of Cambridge being present. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Connaugh, and the Duke of Teck visited their Royal Highnesses. The Prince having, with the Princess and his daughters, witnessed the embarkation of the Duke of Connaught on Sunday, inspected the squadrons of the 1st Life Guards and the Royal horse Guards (Blue) on Monday, at the Regent's Park Barracks, on their departure for Egypt, the princess and his daughters being present; and in the evening he gave a farewell dinner to Colonel Ewart and the officers of the household Cavalry, who left for Egypt the next morning. His Royal Highness inspected the squadron of the 2nd Life Guards on Tuesday at Hyde Park Barracks, the Princess being again present. The Prince called on Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet Wolseley at his residence in Hill-street, to take leave of him previous to his departure to assume the command in Egypt. The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Teck and their children, lunched with the Prince and Princess. Their Royal Highnesses, with Princesses Louise, Victoria, and Maud, left Marlborough House in the afternoon for Portsmouth, where they embarked on board the Royal yacht Osborne for Cowes. Their Royal Highnesses will meet the Bacchante to-day (Saturday) outside the Needles, to welcome their sons on their return home.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.138