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The Royal Pavilion is a former royal palace , started in 1787, and built as a seaside home for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811.
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After the death of George IV in 1830, King William IV also stayed in the Pavilion on his visits to Brighton. Queen Victoria disliked Brighton and the lack of privacy and her last visit to Brighton was in 1845. The Government planned to sell the building and grounds but The Brighton Commissioners and the Brighton Vestry asked if the town could buy the Pavilion and so it was sold to the town for £53,000 in 1850.