The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England is a royal home like no other. It began as a simple farmhouse that George IV first stayed in when he visited the area in 1783. He liked Brighton so much that he created a neo-classical villa, the Marine Pavilion which is still part of the complex. Once he became Prince Regent, he began to add on and by 1822, after he became king, it became what is the Pavilion today, with the Indian inspired exterior architecture. The Royal Pavilion is a large tourist attraction, depicted by the 400,000 tourists and locals that visited the Pavilion last year.
paintings and fittings and since then Queen Elizabeth II has loaned a lot of the original furniture and objects back to the Pavilion.
The Royal Pavilion was used as a hospital in WW1for wounded soldiers of the Indian corp. Many changes needed to be made for that use and damage to the original building was done at the time but restoration to this oriental palace is ongoing. The details in the royal residence of that time long ago are again becoming as grand as they once were. So much work has been done over the years but as with many of these magnificant castles and homes, ongoing restoration is part of retaining their history and keeping them beautiful for us to enjoy. If you wish to see more of the Pavilion, click here.