Did you know that the only foreign country in which Queen Elizabeth II has ever lived was Malta? Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, stayed at a villa in Pieta while her fiancé, and later husband, The Duke of Edinburgh was stationed in Malta as a serving Royal Navy officer for a period between 1949 and 1951.

Browse Archive Entertainment On Wire Image: Hulton Royals Collection latest photos. View images and find out more about Archive Entertainment On Wire Image: Hulton Royals Collection at Getty Images.

Antonio Sciortino is Malta’s most important twentieth-century sculptor. Of humble origins, Sciortino worked for royalty and nobility, politicians and great men; capturing their likenesses, immortalising their quests and representing historic identity and significance through public monuments. Les Gavroches is undeniably one of Antonio Sciortino’s most famous sculptures.

Les Gavroches is undeniably one of Antonio Sciortino's most famous sculptures.

Plan of the old and new Fortifications of Malta - 1726

Plan of the old and new Fortifications of Malta - 1726

1839 guidebook titled “Handbook or Guide for Strangers Visiting Malta”, describing #Maltese habits.

The beginning of re-sovietisation of Bessarabia and the mood of the population (March-September

The #feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (Il-Bambina) is in so close and festivities have already begun! Click here for a beautiful selection of fireworks taken during the feast of St. Mary in 2008.

The #feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (Il-Bambina) is in so close and festivities have already begun! Click here for a beautiful selection of fireworks taken during the feast of St. Mary in 2008.

"Valletta is both a theatre and a museum. Its walls enclose an impressive collection of art and buildings, most of which are accessible to the public. It is also a theatre in which people interact sometimes as actors and sometimes as spectators." - Mario de Marco

View of Old Marina Quay, Inscription: Captioned "Cite Valetta", Inscription: Inscribed: "Lemaitre Direxit" and "Lalaisse Sc", and Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)

A 1734 mapof Malta from the French National Library

A 1734 mapof Malta from the French National Library

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