Queen Victoria’s Underwear Sells for $14k

Posted on November 4, 2011


An auction in Edinburgh, Scotland saw a pair of British monarch Queen Victoria’s knickers sell for $14,000, reports TIME.

The 35-inch sized underwear was purchased by an anonymous buyer, who shelled out £9,375 for the knee-length panties. The pair of white undies were made from “several yards of fine cream silk” and embroidered with the letters VR, which stands for Victoria Regina. In other words, they barely differ from the Hanes we all wear.

A spokesman for the auction house said that “…people who collect royal memorabilia from the Victorian era see underwear as the crowning glory in their collection.”

We’ve gotta wonder if the buyer had a little sniff.

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