GEORGE IV, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1762-1830.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 107
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CITATION: George IV, King of Great Britain Invitation, MSS 107, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
George Augustus Frederick was born August 12, 1762, the eldest son of George III of England and Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester on September 8, 1762. George Augustus became a knight of the Garter on December 28, 1765, and was presented to the public in October, 1768. In August 1783, George Augustus came of age and assumed his seat in the House of Lords on November 11. He aligned himself with the Whig party, which soon fell from favor.
In 1810 George III was declared permanently insane and under the terms of the Regency Act (1811) the Prince became regent. George Augustus retained his father's ministers in lieu of appointing his Whig friends. These ministers successfully conducted the war against Napoleon I and, with their allies, defeated him in 1815. With the death of his father in 1820, the Prince ascended the throne as George IV. He died on June 26, 1830, and was succeeded by his brother, William IV.
This invitation is addressed to the Lord Arundel of Wardorer on
the occasion of the coronation of George IV at Carlton House on July 19,
1821. The invitation was issued on June 27, 1821.