Brighton News Story – 14 November, 1808: The Prince ‘attired in the most splendid Hessian Dress, perhaps, ever beheld…’

…the Prince, mounted on his favourite grey charger, attired in the most splendid Hessian Dress, perhaps, ever beheld; the jacket and pantaloons were of scarlet cloth, most superbly embroidered with gold, an elegant pelisse, decorated with silver cording, floated on the left side beneath which appeared, in a gold embroidered belt, the most beautiful sabre attached, we ever noticed; his cap was of rich fur, and his Royal Highness also wore on the occasion, the star, ribbon, and George, of the Order of the Garter.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 1808

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