Royal Pavilion bosses have issued an invitation to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – to visit “the most lavish and exotic palace in their dukedom”.
They said: “Now the new title has been officially announced, an invitation has been drafted to be sent to the royal newlyweds.
“It will be waiting for the happy couple on their return from their honeymoon.
“Meghan is the first Duchess of Sussex ever and Prince Harry is only the second person to hold the title of Duke of Sussex.”
Councillor Alan Robins, who chairs Brighton and Hove City Council’s Tourism, Development and Culture Committee, said: “We are thrilled to have Harry and Meghan as the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“As Brighton and Hove is one of the largest cities in Sussex, we hope they visit as soon as they can.
”We think a visit to the Royal Pavilion would be the perfect start to getting to know the area. It is beautiful, lavish and fascinating and a perfect place for a romantic visit.”
The council said: “The Royal Pavilion has a colourful history stretching back over 200 years.
“Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital and has become a true icon of Brighton.”
Meanwhile, another man with a palace, the Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner, said: “The Diocese of Chichester is delighted that Her Majesty the Queen has given the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Prince Harry and Meghan, his new wife.”
Dr Warner, who is responsible for the Bishop’s Palace in Chichester and the diocesan head office in Hove, said: “Their unself-conscious and caring attention for those who are so often overlooked – veterans, young people from every walk of life and those who live with mental illness – will be a great example and encouragement to us.
“We assure them of our very best wishes for the future and that they will have a special place in our hearts, here in Sussex.”