The coronation of George IV of the United Kingdom, the flamboyant and infamous son of “Mad” King George, took place on the 19th of July, 1821.
The Coronation as painted by watercolourist James Stephanoff.
The new King had served as Prince Regent through the final years of the Napoleonic Wars as his father’s health had continued to decline, a period that was marked by great excess and frivolity amongst the upper classes.
The Coronation Procession winds its way through a park in London.
Though he married, George IV and his wife, Caroline, intensely disliked each other, and she was barred from attending the ceremonies.
Their only child, the Princess Charlotte, had died in childbirth in 1817, which eventually paved the way for the long reign of Queen Victoria.