1. ITV Report

Royal throne up for grabs - toilet built for sole use by the Queen being given away

A toilet for the sole use of the Queen during a trip to the Midlands is being given away by a property developer.

The specially built 'throne' was installed at the former Sutton Coldfield Council House in 1957 during the World Scout Jubilee Jamboree ready for a for a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, although it went unused.

The former Sutton Coldfield council house which is being redveloped Credit: BPM Media

The former council building, which dates back to 1865, is now being turned into 18 apartments.

But the toilet will be replaced – so developers are giving it away free to a good home!

Queen Elizabeth during the World Scout Jubilee Jamboree in 1957 Credit: BPM Media
Thousands of scouts at the World Scout Jubilee Jamboree in 1957 Credit: BPM Media

Anthony McCourt, director at developer Gethar Ventures, said:

“The last three monarchs have all visited the building and, when Her Majesty came to the town, a bathroom facility was constructed for her convenience.

As much as we’d love to keep a toilet originally built for Her Majesty, times and tastes have changed and I don’t think buyers would be particularly enamoured by the pink colour scheme that was evidently very fashionable at the time.

– Anthony McCourt, Gethar Ventures

As for the royal toilet, he added:

“It will be recycled unless anybody wants to retain it. Anybody interested should contact Gethar Ventures on 0121 231 7040.”

– Anthony McCourt, Gethar Ventures