In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II’s 96 years on this Earth, we want to take a look back at her life, especially what it was like for her at home. Here at Home Addict, we have gathered some little-known facts about her several properties, family life, and so much more.
Queen Elizabeth II Was The First British Monarch Born into a Private Home
It may surprise you to know that the Queen was born at 17, Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was not born into a palace or a big estate or even a hospital, but a townhouse on a busy London street. Her parents had moved into the house, belonging to her Scottish grandparents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, only a few weeks before her birth. Money was an issue for her parents at that time, even though they were a part of the royal family.
Unfortunately, if you go looking for her home, you won’t find it. The Queen’s first home no longer stands. For years, there were rumors claiming that it was a casualty of The Blitz air raids during World War Two. However, the 18th-Century townhouse was gone before the war had even started. In 1937, investors bought the property and started the demolition of 17, Bruton Street, along with the destruction of many of the neighboring buildings stretching around the corner into Berkeley Square. (via BBC)