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Prince owned secret holiday home

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Prince owned secret holiday home

Prince owned a secret $12 million holiday home in Turks and Caicos.

The late '1999' hitmaker - who was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota last month - splashed out on a 10,000 sq ft Caribbean retreat in 2010, but never fully moved into the 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom property.

Robert Greenwood, of Christie's International Real Estate, told TMZ the luxury abode is "sparsely furnished", but does feature some items from his 'Purple Rain' movie, including a mirror and a few chairs.

While Prince never got around to furnishing the house, the first thing he did when he bought it was paint the driveway in his signature purple.

The stunning estate, which is on the island of Providenciales, boasts a tennis court, 200 foot boat dock and its own private white sand beach.

Like the rest of the singer's assets, it is not yet known what will happen to the property as Prince died without making a will.

And it was recently revealed around 700 people have come forward to stake a claim towards the 'Raspberry Beret' singer's estate.

Harvey Morse, of Morse Genealogical Services, is currently trying to establish the legitimacy of the claims of each person who has come forward, with the late star's £200million estate set to be divided between his siblings.

He explained: "Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls.

"They run the gamut, literally from 'We lived in the same area so we must be related', to 'We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion'."

However, Morse also admitted he preferred dealing with documented evidence, rather than with some of the questionable links that have been put forward by people claiming to be related to the chart-topping musician.

He said: "I like official documents. Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing - papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality."

Minnesota law states that all siblings, irrespective of whether they are full or half, are entitled to an equal share of Prince's estate.

Meanwhile, the report comes shortly after a court hearing was staged in connection to the long-term future of the estate.

It was attended by the singer's sister Tyka Nelson as well as his five known half-siblings Sharon, Norrie and John Nelson, Omar Baker and Alfred Jackson.