Names on the buses

803 Prince Regent
402 Prince Regent

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Brighton was already a fashionable place when the future King George IV first set eyes on the town during the late eighteenth century. He made sure that the windswept fishing centre became the Queen of Watering Places. When George made his first visit a salute from the battery in his honour killed the gunner. George bought a farmhouse and asked architect John Nash to transform it into the most fantastic palace in Europe. Using strong Oriental influence including domes and minarets, Nash created what is now the Royal Pavilion. The Prince furnished the Pavilion lavishly. He created two of the most beautiful rooms anywhere in the Music Room and the Banqueting Room. He entertained royally and would sometimes consume as many as 36 courses with his guests. It was small wonder that the slim and handsome young man became an obese and ugly monarch. George became Regent in 1811 when his father, George III, was declared insane. He was King between 1820 and 1830 but by this time his love affair with Brighton was over and he spent much more time at Windsor. George finished the Pavilion in 1821 but became fed up with the crowds in Brighton. He made his last visit to the town in 1828.

803 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 1999, originally on METRO Line 1 then METRO Line 7 from April 2004, repainted in new livery in July 2004. April 2011 name transferred to 402 Volvo Gemini.

The Royal Pavilion.