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The Regency in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule due to his illness, and his son ruled as his proxy, as prince regent. Upon George III's death in 1820, the prince regent became King George IV. The term Regency Era can refer to various stretches of time; some are longer than the decade of the formal Regency which lasted from 1811 to 1820.