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The Queen and Prince Phillips's Malta Villa Is Up For Sale

We'd all choose to live like royalty given the chance, but this could become a reality for a lucky few as the Queen and Prince Philip's old residence in Malta is up for sale. As long as you have a spare £5 million quid...

Yes, the royals' former residence, called Villa Guardamangia, which sits in the hamlet of Gwardamanġa on the Mediterranean archipelago, is now on the market.

The Queen and Prince Philip lived there for two years from 1949 to 1951 while Philip was stationed in Malta as a naval officer. It's believed that Princess Anne was conceived in the villa.

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Credit: Homes of Quality
Credit: Homes of Quality

According to sources, the Queen has often described her stay in Malta as one of the best times of her life and the only time she was able to live "normally".

Must have been pretty sweet villa then, right?

The property is listed on Homes of Quality for an eye-watering £5,301,034, but we have to say they paint quite a picture...

"An amazing grand Palazzo style property located just outside the outskirts and suburbs of Valletta set just at the crest in the residential area of Guardamangia," reads the description.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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"Property is a grade 2 building with documented great historical value and measuring 1,560sqm.

"The residence which is complimented with sea views over Marsamxett Harbour from the roof terrace enjoys many authentic architectural features such as an imposing wide fronted façade, an elaborate porch, arched entrance hall, original wide staircase, stone floors and various fire places."

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in the garden of the Villa Guardamangia in 1949. Credit: PA
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in the garden of the Villa Guardamangia in 1949. Credit: PA

The advert explains the property consists of a lounge, dining room, living room, kitchen, six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two garages and a large garden measuring 900 sqm.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visiting Malta in 2015. Credit: PA
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visiting Malta in 2015. Credit: PA

Villa Guardamangia is complete with spacious rooms and high ceilings, stables, guest quarters and cellars.

"The property is just crying out for a great conversion and will make a superb residence or possibly a commercial venue," Homes of Quality add.

We don't doubt it all... now, who had 5 mil they can lend us?

Featured Image Credit: Homes of Quality

Topics: Life, Life News, Home

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

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