Other sources have noted that this is a continuing trend but even if property was fairly unaffordable then - "in the 1950s the average house price was just £1,891" (according to Insight Law) - it still bears no comparison to today's average house price of £276,755 (bearing in mind that the median household income in the UK is £31,400 (FYE 2021 according to the ONS)). 

A very different property market existed during Queen Victoria's reign when there was a massive and sustained 50+ year decline in property prices brought about by (amongst other factors) an incredible doubling of the housing stock.

Very different times under these two successful monarchs.

But what might the next 50-70 years bring? Most certainly some ups and downs, but doubtless a topic of conversation over many a trifle during the Jubilee weekend.