London, August 23
A sprawling mansion within the coronary heart of London which was the previous household house of Maharaja Duleep Singh’s son, Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh, has gone on sale with a price ticket of 15.5 million kilos.
- Five-bedroom property within the Little Boltons was house to the final Maharaja of Lahore Sir Duleep Singh’s son
- Prince Victor Duleep Singh married Lady Anne Coventry, daughter of the ninth Earl of Coventry, in 1898
- In 2010 semi-detached villa was refurbished and modernised
Duleep Singh, as Maharaja Ranjeet Singh’s youngest son, was the final Maharaja of the Sikh empire within the 19th century till he was exiled to England when his empire got here below the British Raj.
His son, Prince Victor, was born in London in 1866 and was taken below the wing of Queen Victoria as his godmother.
Many years later when he brought about a stir in English society along with his mixed-race marriage to Lady Anne Coventry, the daughter of the ninth Earl of Coventry, the British authorities leased a “grace-and-favour” mansion within the Little Boltons space of south-west Kensington to the newly married couple as their new marital house.
“This substantial former home of the exiled Crown Prince of Lahore has been designed to provide excellent proportions and benefits from high ceilings, large living spaces and a 52 ft rear garden,” stated Jeremy Gee, Managing Director of Beauchamp Estates, which is organising the sale. — PTI