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The Royal Princes.
The announcement that the princes would join a riding party starting from Government Houbo yesterday forenoon attracted quite a number of people, who embraced the opportunity of obtaining a good view of the distinguished young visitors. Group» formed along the pave- ments in George and Queen streets, and in most of the balconies overlooking the roadway, and waited patiently for the promised cavalcade. At about a quarter to 12 o'clock it made its appear- ance, turning tho corner of George and Queen streets. An open carriage came first, with tho Governor, Captain Lord Charlea Scott, Vice Admiral Earl Clanwilliam, and Mrs. F. T. Gregory. After the carriage Prince Edward rode with Miss Kennedy, another carriage fol- lowed, and then a grovp of horsemen and horse- women, among whom was Prince George. The order changue! as tho party neared Petrie's Bight, Miss Kennedy's horse leing made very restive by the continued and enthusiastic cheers which greoted the princes as they passed along, and the royal lads took their places one on cither side of her. The impression produced by Prince Edward on colonists who bave been absent from " home " for many years was that he strongly resembles his mother as she appeared when first brought, n young girl, in state through the swarming streets of London. Prince George has a merry air, nud a veiy pleasant smile. It was remarked that ho also resembles a member of his mother's family-his undo, the King of Greece, when he was a lad. For tho benefit of country readers it may be stated that they are two pleasant-looking, gentlemanly lads, and that thoy sit their horses in a manner that might advantageously be copied by many a young colonial who may be very good after scrubbers, but who has not paid attention to the elegancies of horsemanship. The party went down aloug the Breakfast Creek-road, turning off to ride over the high ground near Eldernell, and coming out on the racecourse. From thero they crossed over to the Sandgate-road, coming out on it near the residence of Mi. R. Little, and then went on past the Albion to the Bowen Bridge-road, re- turning past the hospital, and by Gregory and Wickham terraces, Creek-street, Queen-street, and George-street, arriving at Govern- ment House about half-past 1. The reception in the afternoon was crowded, and the princes played several games of lawn tennis. One feature of the affair was the pre- sence of a considerable impromptu gathering of spectators ranged in deoply interested rows aloug the low fence which separates the Government House lawn from the public garden.
To-day, the presentation of addresses, begin- ning with that from the Legislative Council, will commence at teu minutes to 11 o'clock.
Afterfluiich it is probable that another riding party will bo formed, and the priucea taken to the One-tree Hill. In the evening thero will be an "At Home," rt which from 400 to 500 guests aro expected to be present.