Queen Elizabeth’s former Malta house Villa Guardamangia on sale

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Queen Elizabeth stated she spent “blissful days” at Villa Guardamangia

Queen Elizabeth’s former Malta house, Villa Guardamangia, has been put up on the market for practically €6m (£5.3m).

The villa, positioned on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, is the one place outdoors the UK that the Queen has ever known as house.

She lived there between 1949 and 1951, within the early years of her marriage to Prince Philip, who had been stationed in Malta as a naval officer.

The Grade Two listed property has since fallen into disrepair.

It’s at present being listed by a luxurious actual property company, which describes it as “an incredible grand Palazzo fashion property… with documented nice historic worth.”

The itemizing says the 1,560 sq m (16,791 sq ft) property, which was constructed round 1900, boasts “many genuine architectural options”, excessive ceilings, stables and “numerous visitor/servant quarters”.

“The property is simply crying out for an awesome conversion and can make an excellent residence or presumably a industrial venue,” it provides.

The Queen and her husband lived within the villa earlier than her coronation. It was on the time the rented house of Prince Philip’s uncle.

She has fond reminiscences of her time on the Mediterranean island, dwelling as a naval officer’s spouse.

“Visiting Malta is at all times very particular for me. I keep in mind blissful days right here with Prince Phillip after we have been first married,” she stated throughout a go to to the nation in 2015.

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Media captionCompletely satisfied reminiscences for the Queen in Malta

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave the royal couple a framed watercolour of the property through the go to.

However rows have damaged out in Malta over the property lately, amid calls to revive the dilapidated constructing to its former glory.

Some consider the federal government ought to purchase and renovate the villa, whereas others say non-public house owners ought to determine what to do.

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