If like us, you’ve spent significant chunks of your life wondering what it would be like to live like a Queen – and we’re talking actual royalty here – then we’ve got some great news. You may finally have a chance to do just that – though you might have to win the lottery first.
It’s no secret that the royal family own a lot of property. In fact, each member of the family has several homes across the UK. But one home which no longer belongs to them and is currently on sale to the public is none other than Villa Guardamangia, Queen Elizabeth’s Malta home where she and Prince Phillip lived for two years.
As you may know if you’re an avid fan of the royals (or have been watching The Crown on Netflix) Her Majesty lived on the Mediterranean Island from 1949 to 1951 as Prince Phillip, her then newly-wed husband, had been stationed there as a naval officer.
The two lived in the famous Maltese villa which is located on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, and stands as the only place outside of the UK that the Queen has ever called home. However, the property has now been put up for sale priced at a whopping £5.3m.
Aside from its royal connection, the 1,560 sq m (16,791 sq ft) property – which is currently being listed by a luxury real estate agency – is described as ‘an amazing grand Palazzo style property with documented great historical value.’
As described on the listing, it boasts ‘many authentic architectural features’ including high ceilings, stables and ‘various guest/servant quarters.’
The property, which was built around 1900 is said to be ‘crying out for a great conversion and will make a superb residence or possibly a commercial venue,’ according to the real estate agency. If only we had a spare £5m, eh?