London, August 23
A sprawling mansion within the coronary heart of London, 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.
Duleep Singh, 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 underneath the British Raj.
His son, Prince Victor, was born in London in 1866 and was taken underneath the wing of Queen Victoria as his godmother.
Many years later when he induced a stir in English society together 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.
“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,” mentioned the MD, Beauchamp Estates, which is organising the sale. — PTI