The architect was John Nash . The Indian Mughal palaces were the models for the building ; its interior is in a Chinese style. The Prince of Wales first visited Brighton in 1783, shortly after he came of age. The coastal town was best known for his uncle, Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn , with whom he shared a taste for cooking, games and theater, and with whom he lived in Brighton at Grove House.
After the builder's death in 1830, the palace was still used by his successor William IV . His successor, Queen Victoria , did not like the residence. She regretted the lack of privacy in the seaside resort and initially reluctantly visited Brighton, which had been developed by the railroad since 1841 and had become accordingly popular. The Pavilion also proved unsuitable for family vacations because the children could not go outside without being constantly exposed to the gaze of curious people. Therefore, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert acquired Osborne House on the Isle of Wight in 1845 . From 1845 the government therefore planned to sell the palace; In 1850 it went to the City of Brighton for £ 53,000. The building was subsequently used for assembly purposes and, during the First World War , as a hospital for wounded soldiers from India and the West Indies. Since the Second World War, the city has made great efforts to restore the pavilion true to the original.
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