HL Deb 14 May 1861 vol 162 cc2045-6

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


, in moving the second reading of the Bill, said it was to make a provision for the Princess Alice on her approaching marriage. The provision was of a most reasonable character, and he had no doubt their Lordships would, out of feelings of regard to Her Majesty and for the dignity of the Crown, willingly agree to the second reading. A short time since they approved of a Bill of a similar character, granting to the Princess Royal £40,000 dowry and an annuity of £8,000 for her life. In the present Bill it was proposed to grant her younger sister an immediate dowry of £30,000, and an annuity of £6,000 for her life.

Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly; Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a on Thursday next.