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THE MAORI MESSENGER 2

TE KARERE MAORI.

Her Majesty's subjects in New Zealand,

Maori as well as Pakeha, will not fail to share in the universal joy manifested on

the occasion of this marriage of the eldest daughter of England's Sovereign. The En-

glish newspapers are full of glowing ac- counts of the proceedings in connection with the ceremony. A very brief sketch of

these is all the " Karere" can offer to its readers.

The ceremony was performed at the Chapel Royal at St. James' (one of the Royal

Palaces in London) by the Archbishop of

Canterbury, assisted by the Bishops of Lon- don, Oxford and Chester, and the Dean of

Windsor, in the presence of a large number of noble and illustrious visitors including the

parents of the Bridegroom the Prince and Princess of Prussia. The Royal apartments in the Palace were splendidly decorated. In Abe throne room was an elegant table covered with rich crimson velvet cloth with blue cords and tassels upon which the mar- riage register was signed. The Chapel was most beautifully decorated with flowers, Though a cold winter's day, the space be- , tween Buckingham Palace, the residence of the Royal family, and Sr. James' Palace, where the ceremony was to be performed. was crowded with eager spectators of all classes . Every face wore a smile and the whole city seemed to rejoice. There were flags waving, bells ringing and guns firing at frequent intervals throughout the day. The streets were thronged with light-hearted pe- destrians all bending their steps in one di- rection and evidently resolved on entering heartily into the joyous spirit of the day. In the evening the whole city was illuminated.

Prince Frederic William had arrived in England from his own country a short time previous to the day fixed for the marriage and was an inmate of Buckingham Palace on the eventful morning. Shortly before noon the carriages containing the bridegroom, his parents the Prince and Princess of Prus- sia and the principal guests from abroad left

Karakia o Hata Hemi, ko tetahi hoki tenei o nga tino Whare Kingi i Ranana. I reira nga tini nopera me nga tino rangatira, i haeremai hoki kia kite i te marenatanga , i reira hoki nga matua o, te tane marena, ara ko te Pirinihi o Puruhia raua ko toua hoa wahine Pirinihe o Puruhia.

I tino pai rawa te whakapaipairanga o nga ruma o te whare Kingi o Hata Hemi . Ko te tepu pai i rota i te ruma o te torona, he mea whariki ki te werewiti kura, whaka- paipai rawa ki nga tautau pango, i tuhituhia nga ingoa ki te pukapuka rehita ki runga ki tenei tepu. Pai rawa te ahua o te Whare Karakia, be mea whakapaipai ki te puawai. Ahakoa rangi maeke taua rangi, hei aha ma te Pakeha, kapi katoa i te tangata te takiwa o te Whare Kingi o Pakingama, nohoanga o te Kuini, o te Whare Kingi o Hata Hemi, o te whare i whakaritea mo te marenatanga;

nga tino rangatira, nga tuma, nga aha, nga aha, tae katoa ki te matakitaki. Marama tonu nga kanohi o nga tangata, ahua hari ana hoki te pa katoa a Ranana, iri ana nga kara tangi ana nga pere, puhia ana nga pu repo. i te ata, a ahiahi noa. Haruru ana nga a tiriti i te waewae tangata, e ahu katoa ana ki te wahi kotahi,mama ana te ngakau, kotahi ano ho- ki whakaaro o te tangata, ko te hari ko te ahuareka noa iho ki te matakitaki. Ka tae ki te kakarauritanga katahi ka tahuna nga raiti mano tini,, pata noa puta noa.

I mua tata ake o te ra i whakaritea mo te marenatanga, ka u mai i tona whenua a Pi- rinihi Pererika Wiremu, a i taua Whare Kingi, i a Pakingama, a ia e noho ana i te ata o te ra marenatanga. Kihai i tae ki waenga awatea , ka haere nga hariota kawe ite tane marena me ona matua, ara, te Pirinihi o Puruhia raua ko tona hoa wahine, me nga tino rangatira hoki i haeremai i era atu whenua, ka haere i Pakingama ki taua Whare Kingi ki Hata Hemi. Tautini iho ka whaia enei e to te Kuini, e iwa nga hari- ota; kei te tuatahi, ko te Pinnihi o Weira, ko Pirinihi Awhirera me era atu tamariki a Te Kuini, whai mai i muri ko nga tino Api- ha me nga wahine rangatira o te whare o Te Kuini; kei te waru o nga hariota ko te ko- tiro ka marenatia, me tona teina, a Pirini- he Arihi me tona matua keke, ko te Kingi o nga Perehiana. Muri tata, ka puta ko te hariota, tu a ma nei ona hoiho hei to, kata- hi ka hamama te karanga . E, ko Te Kui- ni, ko Te Kuini! Ka tangi te umere, ka hu- i rei nga mano. Noho tahi ana ki to raua

hariota ko Te Kuini me tona whaea, ko te Ratihi o Keta.

Ko waho tata o te tapokoranga ki te