April 25
...It is small , having only one state bedroom and what is rather extraordinary without a single sleeping apartment attached for the use of Maids of House or other attendants; there is a pretty suite of rooms arranged accordingly to colour, the draperies and furniture of course corresponding, Reds, white & gold and blue being the principal; these are adorned by numerous paintings & vases, among the former is one of Don John the sixth, who seems to figure on all the walls of the Portuguese Rl. Residences. -----
Friday 26 Travelled by the marrowbone stage as far as the Royal Palace at some short distance from the Queen's Torrita this is called the Giada and would in the event of it ever being finished certainly become a the most magnificent building in the world, even at this time with only one half of it finished I should say it was very much larger than...