Once home to Maharaja Duleep’s son, UK mansion goes on sale for £15.5 million - ECAS Punjab

Once home to Maharaja Duleep’s son, UK mansion goes on sale for £15.5 million

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London, August 23

A sprawling mansion in the heart of London, the former family home of Maharaja Duleep Singh's son Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh, has gone on sale with a price tag of 15.5 million pounds.

Story Highlights

  • Five-bedroom property in Little Boltons was home to the last Maharaja of Lahore, Sir Duleep Singh's son
  • Prince Victor Duleep Singh married Lady Anne Coventry, daughter of the 9th Earl of Coventry, in 1898
  • In 2010 the semi-detached villa was refurbished and modernised

Duleep Singh, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh's youngest son, was the last Maharaja of the Sikh empire in the 19th century until he was exiled to England when his empire came under the British Raj.

His son, Prince Victor, was born in London in 1866 and was taken under the wing of Queen Victoria as his godmother.

Many years later when he caused a stir in English society with his mixed-race marriage to Lady Anne Coventry, the daughter of the 9th Earl of Coventry, the British authorities leased a "grace-and-favour" mansion in the Little Boltons area of south-west Kensington to the newly married couple.

"This former home of the exiled Crown Prince has been designed to provide excellent proportions and benefits from high ceilings, large living spaces and a 52 ft rear garden," said the MD, Beauchamp Estates, which is organising the sale. — PTI



from The Tribune https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/once-home-to-maharaja-duleeps-son-uk-mansion-goes-on-sale-for-£15-5-million-130563

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