King George III was the king of England from 1760 to 1820. King George III became incapacitated and ill in the late 1790s, which led to his eldest son taking over as Prince Regent. The king’s illness created a power vacuum that caused conflict between the two branches of government; legislative and executive. This essay will discuss how this split in power led to a constitutional crisis for Great Britain during their time as an empire.

Many people are not aware of the fact that King George III, who is often portrayed as a bumbling and ineffectual king, was actually a very shrewd politician. In spite of his many shortcomings (including an undiagnosed mental disorder), he managed to maintain the British Empire for over 60 years without any major wars or rebellions on home soil.