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Queen Victoria’s bloomers sell for £6200

Queen Victoria’s 52 inch bloomers have sold at auction for the price of £6,200.

Queen Victoria was the longest serving monarch in British history.

Queen Victoria was the longest serving monarch in British history.

The knee-length bloomers were one of a number of items to be sold at auction this week. The overseas buyer of Britain’s longest reigning monarch’s bloomers wishes to remain anonymous, according to the auctioneer.

A pair of silk stockings, also belonging to Victoria, sold for £1,100.

Michael Hogben, the auctioneer, said: “The items are very large.

“She wore them towards the end of her life when she had eaten a lot more than most people could afford to. When Queen Victoria died she gifted a lot of her under-linen to her loyal servants.
These bloomers have been in a Kent family for more than 80 years.”

“These are some of the most interesting items I have auctioned in my 40-year career.”

Victoria’s underwear on sale this week was thought to be used in the later part of her life in the 1890s.

In 2011, another pair of the Monarch’s silken bloomers were sold for £10,000 at auciton.

Photo credit: Boldonian via photopin cc

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