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The Queen and Prince Philip lived at Villa Guardamangia in Malta between 1949 and 1951. Prince Philip was leased the home from his uncle, the Earl Mountbatten, and the couple decided on the property after the Duke of Edinburgh was stationed on the island while serving on the HMS Chequers within the Royal Navy's Mediterranean fleet.

They have visited the home several times since leaving in 1951, and it has now been purchased by the Maltese government for £4.5million with plans to transform it into a museum. It was first built in 1900, and when it went up for sale in 2019, the real estate advert revealed more about the interior than ever before.

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