§ THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD
My Lords, I have a Message from the Queen, under Her Majesty's Sign Manual.
§ And the Royal Message having been delivered by the Earl of Beaconsfield, was read by the Lord Chancellor, as follows:
§ "VICTORIA R.
§ "Her Majesty having agreed to a marriage proposed between His Royal Highness Arthur William Patrick Albert Duke of Connaught and Strathearne, Earl of Sussex, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Her Royal Highness Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes of Prussia, third daughter of His Royal Highness Prince Fried-rich Carl Nikolaus of Prussia, has thought fit to communicate it to the House of Lords:
§ "The numerous proofs which the Queen has received from the House of Lords of their loyalty to the Throne, and of their attachment to Her person and family, leave Her Majesty no doubt of their readiness to concur in enabling Her Majesty to make a further provision for His Royal Highness.
§ "V. R."
§ Ordered, that the said Message be taken into consideration on Thursday next.