Carleton House

Carlton House was the favored town residence of the Prince Regent. The palace faced Pall Mall and St. James Park. It was originally built in 1714 by Henry Boyle, Baron Carleton. It was eventually sold to Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1732.  In 1783 George, the Prince of Wales, was granted the house and the money to restore it. Henry Holland spent 13 years refurbishing the home. George lived a lavish lifestyle there with his friends and mistresses. In 1820 when George became King, he left Carleton house to rebuild his father’s home (George III), Buckingham House, into a suitable residence. Buckingham Palace became the primary home of the British monarchs. Carlton house was torn down and replaced with a group of homes known as Carlton House Terrace. Tomorrow, another fine residence.  Rita Bay

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