Richard Morrison writing in The Times today says that Magna Carta Island has this week been sold to a Chinese family .
The price is believed to be £3.95m.
The Thames island lies alongside Runnymede which has the Magna Carta monument. However, it is thought that the charter was probably sealed on the island with refreshments for the King and barons being provided by the convent on the Wraysbury bank.
The Queen has visited Magna Carta Island which has a house complete with a charter room.
Plans are being made to mark Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary on the banks of the River Thames next year.