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The Lord Chancellor has the honour to present his most humble duty to the Princess of Wales, and to transmit to Her Royal Highnes, the accompanying Message from the King; which Her Royal Highness will observe, he has His - Majesty's commands to communicate to her Royal Highness.

The Lord Chancellor would have done himself the honour to have waited personally upon Her Royal Highness, and have delivered it himself; but he considered the sending it sealed, as more respectful and acceptable to Her Royal Highness. The Lord Chancellor received the original paper from the King yesterday, and made the copy now sent in bis own hånd.

ivi Japuary Twenty-eighth, 1807. To her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.


The King having referred to his confidential Servants the proceedings and papers relative to the written declarations, which had been before His Majesty, respecting the conduct of the Prin. cess of Wales, has been apprised by them, that, after the fullest consideration of the examinations

taken on that subject, and of the observations and affidavits brought forward' by the Princess of Wales's legal advisers, they agree in the opinions submitted to His Majesty in the original Report of the four Lords, by whom His Majesty directed that the matter should in the first instance be inquired into ; and that, in the present stage of the business, upon a mature and deliberate view of this most important subjoet in all, its parts and bearings, it is their opinion, that the facts of this case do not warrant their advising that any further step should be taken in the business by His Majesty's Law Servants may, on reference to them, think fit to recommend for the prosecution of Lady Douglas, on those parts of lier depositions which may appear to them to be justly liable thereto.

In this situation, His Majesty is advised, that it is no longer necessary for him to decline receiving the Princess into His Royal Presence.

The King sees, with great satisfaction, the agreement of his confidential servants, in the decided opinion expressed by the four Lords upon the falsehood of the accusations of pregnancy and delivery, brought forward against the Princess by Lady Douglas.

On the other matters produced in the course of the Inquiry, the King is advised that none of the facts or allegations stated in preliminary ex

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aminations, carried on in the absence of the parties interested, can be considered as legally, or conclusively established. But in those examinations, and even in the answer drawn in the name of the Princess by her legal advisers, there have appeared circumstances of conduct on the part of the Princess, which his Majesty never could regard but with serious

The elevated rank which the Prin-' cess holds in this country, and the relation in which she stands His Majesty and the Royal Family, must always deeply involve both the interests of the State, and the personal feelings of His Majesty, in the propriety and correctness of her conduct. And His Majesty cannot therefore forbear to express, in the conclusion of the business, his desire and expectation, that such a conduct may in future be observed by the Princess, as may fully justify those marks of paternal regard and affection, which the King always wishes to shew to every part of His Royal Family.

His Majesty has directed that this message should be transmitted to the Princess of Wales, by his Lord Chancellor, and that copies of the proceedings which had taken place on the subject, should also be communicated to his dearly beloved Son, the Prince of Wales,


Montague House, January 29th, 1807.

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SIRE, I HASTEN to acknowledge the receipt of the paper, which, by your Majesty's direction, was yesterday transmitted to me, be the Lord Chancellor, and to express the unfeigned happiness, which I have derived from one part of it. 1 mean that which informs me that your Majesty's confidential servants have, at length, thought proper to communicate to your Majesty, their advice,“ that is no longer necessary for your “ Majesty to decline receiving me into your Royal pressence." And I, therefore, humbly

your Majesty will be graciously pleased to receive, with favour, the communication of my intention to avail myself, with your Majesty's permission, of that advice, for the purpose of waiting upon your Majesty on Monday next, if that day should not be inconvenient: when I hope again to have the happiness of throwing myself, in filial duty and affection, at your Majesty's feet.

Your Majesty will easily conceive, that I reluctantly name so distant a day as Monday, but I do not feel myself sufficiently recovered from the measles, to venture upen so long a drive at an earlier day. Feeling, however, very anxious, to receive again as as possible, that blessing, of which I have been so long de prived, if that day should happen to be, in any degree, inconvenient; I humbly entreat, and implore your Majesty's most gracious and paternal goodness, to paine some other day, as early as possible for that



I am; &c.

La C.P

(Signed) To the King

Windsor Castle,

January 29th, -1807.? The King has this moment received the Princess of Wales's letter, in which she intimates her intention of coming to Windsor on Monday next; and his Majesty, wishing not to put the Princess to the inconvenience of coming to this place, so immediately after her late illness, hastens to acquaint her, that he shall prefer to receive her in London, upon a day subsequent to the ensuing week, whicli will also better suit his Majesty, and of which he will not fail to apprize the Princess.


(Signed) To the Princess of Wales.

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