The Queen's former Malta home is available to buy for a cool £5 million

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Queen's former Malta home, Villa Gaurdamangia, has gone up for sale [Photo: Getty]

Calling all royal fans: the Queen’s former Malta home, Villa Guardamangia, is up for sale with a starting price of €6 million (approximately £5.3 million).

Situated on the outskirts of Maltese capital Valletta, the six-bedroom property is stooped in history, as Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh spent the early years of their marriage there.

Between 1939 and 1951, Prince Philip served as a naval officer with the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet making the palazzo-style mansion a romantic base for the couple before the coronation in 1953.

Although not a palace as such, the villa boasts impressive features fit for a Queen with “many authentic architectural features” including original fireplaces, stables and "various guest/servant quarters".

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Built in 1900, the grade two listed building also boasts impressive sea views over Marsamxett Harbour from a roof terrace once enjoyed by the royal couple.

The royal newlyweds photographed leaving Malta back in 1950 [Photo: Getty]

The building has not been visited by the Queen since 2015 and, according to the listing, is currently “crying out for a great conversion”.

The property was first leased by Prince Philip’s late uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, in 1929 and is the only place Her Majesty has lived outside of the UK.

Understandably, the Queen has fond memories of Malta whilst living there as a naval officer’s wife.

The Queen and Prince Philip last visited Malta back in 2015 [Photo: Getty]

Speaking about her time in the country during a three-day trip to the Mediterranean island back in 2015, she said:

“Visiting Malta is always very special for me. I remember happy days here with Prince Phillip when we were first married.”

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Whilst the Duke of Edinburgh served as a naval officer, the Queen split her time between Malta and England while their son Prince Charles stayed with his grandparents.

The couple eventually left Malta in 1950 ahead of Princess Anne’s birth.

Further details of the royal property can be found over on Homes of Quality.

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