A few weeks ago, various media outlets reported that Queen Elizabeth had bought a $7.9 million apartment at 50 United Nations Plaza. City records listed the buyer of the three-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot residence as “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand.” But as the Post informs us today, the royal family will not be taking up residence in NYC after all, as the actual buyer is the New Zealand government’s UN ambassador.
According to the Post, the Queen is “constitutionally referred to as ‘Her Majesty the Queen in right of New Zealand,’ but the purchase merely refers to her as ceremonial head of the New Zealand government.” They continue, “Gerard van Bohemen signed the deal as the new permanent representative to the UN for New Zealand, a former colony that still retains the queen as sovereign.” The apartment in the Norman Foster-designed 50 UN Plaza has a gracious foyer and 15-foot-long living/dining area, as well as a high-end kitchen.
[Listing: 50 United Nations Plaza #18B by Zeckendorf Marketing]
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