§ The VICE-CHAMBERLAIN OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Mr. Beck) reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address as followeth:
§ I return you My most sincere thanks for your loyal and dutiful Address expressing sympathy with Me in the bereavement which I have sustained by the death of My beloved Aunt, the Duchess of Connaught. The assurance of your affectionate and dutiful participation in all that concerns My feelings and interests is a source to Me of comfort in My great loss.
§ BRIGADIER-GENERAL LOWTHER reported Answer of the Duke of Connaught to the Message of Condolence on the occasion of the death of the Duchess of Connaught:
§ Clarence House,
§ St. James's, S.W.
§ I desire to express to the House of Commons my most heartfelt thanks for their vote of condolence on the death of my beloved wife. I deeply appreciate their thought of me at this sad moment.
§ 21st March, 1917.