Entry from British & World English dictionary
A prince who acts as regent, in particular the title of the future George IV, who was regent from 1811 until he became king in 1820.
- He had earlier served as The Prince Regent when his father, George III, suffered from a relapse into insanity from an illness that is now suspected to have been porphyria.[
- When George III died in 1820, the Prince Regent ascended the throne as George IV, with no real change in his powers.
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