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07:50  12 june  2019
07:50  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Image caption Queen Elizabeth said she spent "happy days" at Villa Guardamangia . Queen Elizabeth' s former Malta home , Villa Guardamangia , has been put up for sale for nearly €6m (£5.3m). The villa , located on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, is the only place outside the UK that

Image caption Queen Elizabeth said she spent "happy days" at Villa Guardamangia . Queen Elizabeth' s former Malta home , Villa Guardamangia , has been put up for sale for nearly €6m (£5.3m). The villa , located on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, is the only place outside the UK that

Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale © Alan Davidson/TPL A painting of Villa Guardamangia presented to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh (PA)

A property in Malta that the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh once called home has been put up for sale for more than £5 million.

Villa Guardamangia, a palazzo-style mansion on the outskirts of the Maltese capital Valletta, served as a royal residence during the early years of their marriage.

Then a Royal Navy wife, Princess Elizabeth lived on the island for periods between 1949 and 1951 while Philip served on HMS Chequers with the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet.

Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale © Provided by The Press Association The couple view Valetta from the roof of Villa Guardamangia in November 1949 (PA)

But the rented palatial property offered the newlyweds more than just a Mediterranean base – it gave them their only real taste of life as a relatively ordinary couple before her coronation in 1953.

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Villa Guardamangia (Italian – 'look' and 'eat'), formerly known as Casa Medina and sometimes referred to as Casa Guardamangia , is a townhouse in Gwardamanġa, Pietà, Malta

Villa Guardamangia , a grand townhouse in Pieta built in 1900 by Sir Augusto Bartolo, was initially a farmhouse. Its history sets a precedent for the The villa is in dire need of some TLC, and is currently locked up and shuttered off to the outside world. The gorgeous villa once included lavish gardens and

With six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a grand “sala nobile” living room – not to mention “various guest/servant quarters” – the property has “great historical value”, according to estate agents Homes of Quality.

The home’s opulence has faded into dilapidation in recent decades, with images showing overgrown gardens and a weathered facade.

Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale © Provided by The Press Association The Queen and Philip were presented with a watercolour of Villa Guardamangia during a 2015 trip to Malta (PA)

Nevertheless, the firm is marketing Villa Guardamangia, which sprawls over 1,560sqm, at 5.95 million euros (£5.3 million).

The Queen has spoken of her “deep affection” for Malta, the country she once called home.

During a visit to the country in 2015, she said: “Visiting Malta is always very special for me. I remember happy days here with Prince Philip when we were first married.”

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Queen Elizabeth II visited Villa Guardamangia during her state visit to Malta in 1992 and she and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 60th anniversary there.[22] She asked to see the villa when she visited Malta again in 2007, but was reportedly refused by its owners,[16] the family of Ġużè Schembri

Queen Elizabeth II visited Villa Guardamangia during her state visit to Malta in 1992 and she and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 60th anniversary there.[22] She asked to Guardamangia by the Maltese High Commissioner in London, Norman Hamilton, in 2013.[23] The Queen did not visit the

Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale © Provided by The Press Association Another photo of the couple at the villa in November 1949 (PA)

Former Maltese president Marie Louise Coleiro presented the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh with a watercolour of Villa Guardamangia during the trip.

During their time living at the villa, the Queen divided her time between England, where a young Charles remained with his grandparents, and Malta, leaving in 1950 to give birth to the Princess Royal.

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Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale
Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia up for sale

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