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Attard, Malta

Endless blue skies over the sparkling Mediterranean, a grand white-columned palazzo, and shirtless actor Matt Smith. I'm referring, of course, to the Netflix series The Crown and their references to Malta, where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip lived between 1949 and 1951.

This week, their former home Villa Guardamangia in Pietà was listed for $6.7 million. Don't expect it to look like a million bucks, however. It's said to be in a "dilapidated state," and the pictures seem to bear that out.

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As for interior photos, we'll just have to be satisfied with these screenshots from The Crown, because any other documentation or pictures seem to be non-existent. Believe me, I wanted to find them!

So, in lieu of appreciating the palazzo interiors, let's go about 13 minutes inland to Attard and peek at a palazzino instead. Parts of it date to the 17th century. I'm guessing this grand hall is one of those parts:

The hall…

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