Brighton News Story – 22 August, 1790: “The Prince arrived, and with pleasure seated on his brow…”

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Last Wednesday being the day appointed for celebrating the Anniversary of the Births of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duke of York; the morning was ushered in with the ringing of bells. At five the carcasses of two fat oxen, slaughtered for the purpose and placed at fires on the level; where about ten, the company began to assemble, and a cricket match commenced, in which the Duke of York many gentlemen of rank and fashion engaged.  About one the Prince arrived, and with pleasure seated on his brow, reviewed the company, from his Phaeton, with a cheerfulness and satisfaction that seemed to command the most respectful and affectionate attention from all ranks of persons present.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 1790

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