Queen’s aged Malta dwelling goes on sale
The Queen’s aged Malta dwelling, Villa Guardamangia, has been put up on the marketplace for nearly €6m (£5.3m).
The villa, positioned on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, is the finest effect outside the UK that Queen Elizabeth II has ever called dwelling.
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 this time being listed by a luxurious staunch property agency, which describes it as “an improbable enormous Palazzo fashion property… with documented critical historical trace.”
The itemizing says the 1,560 sq m (16,791 sq feet) property, which was once constructed around 1900, boasts “many legitimate architectural facets”, excessive ceilings, stables and “varied guest/servant quarters”.
“The property is correct crying out for a substantial conversion and might well well compose a improbable discipline or presumably a commercial venue,” it provides.
The Queen and her husband lived within the villa sooner than her coronation. It was once on the time the rented dwelling of Prince Philip’s uncle.
She has fond recollections of her time on the Mediterranean island, dwelling as a naval officer’s spouse.
“Visiting Malta is constantly very special for me. I take into accout overjoyed days right here with Prince Phillip after we were first married,” she stated at some level of a consult with to the nation in 2015.
Maltese Top Minister Joseph Muscat gave the royal couple a framed watercolour of the property at some level of the consult with.
But rows possess broken out in Malta over the property in fresh years, amid calls to restore the aged building to its aged glory.
Some factor within the authorities need to compose and renovate the villa, whereas others advise deepest house owners need to reach to a resolution what to compose.