The Brighton Pavilion was built as the Prince Regent's seaside retreat and with it's exotic appearance and over-the-top architecture, the fanciful structure has brought many to open-mouthed astonishment, including the Duke of Wellington. Thankfully, Princess Lieven took the time to record the Duke's reaction to his first visit to the Prince's pleasure palace:
Brighton, January 26, 1822
What were your impressions of the Pavilion? If you haven't been to the Pavilion yet, or if you'd like to virtually visit once again,here are a few videos that will be of interest.
You can join Lucy Worsley on a tour of the Pavilion from the series The Regency Brand here.
Take another tour of the Pavilion, complete with historic recipes, with the Royal Upstairs Downstairs team here.
Watch a short video about George IV's secret tunnel at the Pavilion here.
Did you know that the Pavilion's kitchens were transformed into an operating theatre during WWI?
You can find more about the Brighton Pavilion on the website is here.
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