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Dear Readers,

The title of Prince Regent was commonly associated with the descendant of King George III, whose son, George IV, became His Royal Highness The Prince Regent during his father’s inability to rule England due to his mental illness.

Regent’s Park and Regent Street in London are named after him.

This period in England was known as the Regency Period.

The title was conferred by the Regency Act, which were acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed at various times, to provide a regent if the monarch were to be incapacitated or a minor (under the age of 18) inherited the throne.  The Act was passed in February of 1811.  Subject to certain limitations for a period, the Prince Regent was able to exercise the full powers of the King.

The Prince of Wales continued as regent until his father’s death in 1820, when

he became King George IV.

However, his journey to the throne was not without incident.  By the time he was 30, the Prince was a dedicated hedonist, drunk, and lecher. Unfortunately, this was the image the public recognized.  His headquarters were at the Carlton House, a mansion off Pall Mall, where he gathered with a wide circle of friends: politicians, gamblers, scholars, courtesans, society hostesses, and jockeys.  It was the exploits that took place at the Carlton House that set much of the mood of Regency society.

Hope you enjoy this bit of information and that you look forward to more on the Regency Period.

Sincerely,
…Miguelina

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