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THE QUEEN AN THE ALBERT ORPHAN…

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THE QUEEN AN THE ALBERT ORPHAN V-YLIJM, On Saturday afternoon the c- rt-moiiy of laying the founda- tion stone of a diniritr hall -MI FW the Albert Orphan A-y'um for Destitute Ch l<lr«s. sunate at Collingwood Court, near Bagshot, Surrey, was j.e'-i>>rmed by the Queen, in the presence of a larste and fa-h assembly. The Princess Alice, Princess LnU'se, Print, L'uis of Hesse, and Prince Arthur, accompanied the Queen. The approaches to the ii.*ylutn, which is situate on an eminence, were tastefully decorated with flags, ftuvria, and evergreens, and at the entrance to the grounds two triumphal arches were erected, on which were inscribed the word '"Welcome," and a third about the centre of he, braving the title of the "Albert Orphan Asylum," surmou fed by a crown and the monogram of Her Majesty. Ou the southern side of the main building of the asylum, over the spot where the ceremony of the day was to tak, place, a magnificent dais, covered by a spacious marquee, capable of seat- ing some 200 persons arm a second marquee afford- ing accommodation to an equal number invited to the dejeuner, had also "been erected. The grand ap- proach to the dais was from the main building, in which a suite of rooms had been magnificently fitted up in the Louis XIV. style as refreshment, sitting, and rvtiring rooms. The decorations of the dais were carried out by Mr. Seatou but the magnificently carved and gilt chair, in which her Majesty sat during the ceremony of presenting the purses, was provided by Mr. Harris, an active member of the committee. A trowel, bearing an appropriate inscription, was handed to the Queen, and also an address, in which the hir-tory of the foundation of the institution as a memorial of the late Prince Consort was related. Her Majesty, who stood during the whole time the address was being read, was apparentlv much moved at those portions which referred to the memory of the late Prince Consort, and at its conclusion proceeded to perform the ceremony of laying the foundation stone. Having inspected the case containing the coins of the realm and other usual emblems, she deposited it in the cavity of the sfo>>e, and then proceeded to spread the mortar in a manner which appeared to afford the two royal princesses much amuse- ment, as they repeatedly smiled at each other through- y out the process. The stone was then lowered, and the asvlum was declared to be open. A prayer and benediction bv the Bishop of Winchester followed. Her Majesty and the royal princesses then seated themse'ves on the dais, and in front of the Queen was placed a table, on which some 300 or 400 ladies, the first batch being beautiiully-attired, and graceful little girls, deposited purses in aid of the funds of the in- stitution. Each purse contained at least five guineas, and the presentation continued for a space of nearly twenty minutes. At last the pile became so great that many of them began to fall, and the supervision of Mr. Toole. who 'acted as master of the ceremonies, was called into requisition to re-arrange them on the table. It was computed that something like from 1,5001. to 2,0001. was thus collected in aid of the charity. At the conclusion of this portion of the ceremony the children and assembled company sang the National Anthem, accompanied by the band, during which her Majesty bowed frequently, and then retired, amidst loud and enthusiastic cheering, to the grounds, where the Queen had undertaken to perform another ceremony, viz., that of planting a fine specimen of the" W ellingtonia gigantea." This done, the Queen and her companions left the grounds, and a dejeuner afterwards took place.

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