Heritage Malta launches 3D experience of Queen Elizabeth’s former villa
Villa Guardamangia is famous for being the residence of Princess Elizabeth II, now Queen Elizabeth II. She spent from 1949 to 1951 at the villa during a time when her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was stationed in Malta as an officer of the Royal Nav.
It is a classic example of a mid-18th century baroque summer palace. Referred to fondly by the Queen as “home”, Villa Guardamanġia is the only property outside Great Britain in which the royal family has resided. It has an area of around 1,500 square metres, and includes 18 rooms, stables, a large garden, wells, a war-shelter, and other facilities.
Created with the help of Dhalia Real Estate Services, the 3D virtual tour of the house allows people to explore the rooms and a glimpse into a life of privilege in a bygone era. The 360-degree, virtual platform also serves as an important visual memory of the past and ensures the villa is documented in its present state.
The Villa Guardamangi is currently closed for restoration works.