The Queen and Prince Philip’s first home is on the market for £5.3m

The Queen and her husband's first home together has been put on the market for more than £5 million.

The huge six-bedroom villa in Malta became the newlyweds' love nest after they got married in 1947.

Villa Guardamangia, in the country's capital Valletta, has amazing sea views, but is in need of renovation.

The couple stayed in the home between 1949 and 1951 before she became the monarch in 1952.

Prince Philip was serving on HMS Chequers with the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet, as the pair began married life.

The home is listed by estate agents Homes of Quality and is described as having "great historical value".

The advert reads: "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.

"The property is a Grade II 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.

"Property consists of a lounge, dining room, living room, kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, grand ‘sala nobile’, 2 garages and having various rooms leading to a large mature garden of 900 sqm.

"The interior rooms are spacious with high ceilings and the main house is further complemented with stables, various guest/servant quarters, cellars, shelter etc.

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

According to the Sun, during a visit in 2015, the Queen said: "Visiting Malta is always very special for me.

"I remember happy days here with Prince Philip when we were first married."

Former Maltese president, Marie Louise Coleiro even presented the couple with a painting of Villa Guardamangia during the trip.

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