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What palace did King George IV live in?

What palace did King George IV live in?

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace George IV transformed it into a palace fit for a king, but did not live to see it completed. William IV disliked it and would not live there, but it became the official London residence of Queen Victoria and British monarchs ever since.

What was George IV known for?

George IV was the eldest child of King George III and Queen Charlotte. He led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste.

How much did King George III pay for Buckingham Palace?

King George III bought Buckingham Palace from Sir Charles Sheffield on 20th April, 1763. Now, it is revealed that it cost him £28,000 (around £2 million today) – a meagre amount, considering the great number of rooms and the vastness of the gardens.

Why was George IV such a bad king?

George IV has had few admirers. He is remembered for running up colossal debts, becoming grossly fat, feuding constantly with his father, George III, and persecuting his wife, Caroline, who was banned from his coronation in 1821.

Why did George IV hate his wife?

He regarded Caroline as unattractive and unhygienic, and told Malmesbury that he suspected that she was not a virgin when they married. He, of course, was not. He had himself already secretly married Maria Fitzherbert, but his marriage to Fitzherbert violated the Royal Marriages Act 1772 and so was not legally valid.

Who actually owns Buckingham Palace?

The palace, like Windsor Castle, is owned by the reigning monarch in right of the Crown. Occupied royal palaces are not part of the Crown Estate, but nor are they the monarch’s personal property, unlike Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle.

Who became king after George IV?

King William IV
When King George IV died on 26 June 1830 without surviving legitimate issue, William succeeded him as King William IV. Aged 64, he was the oldest person yet to assume the British throne.