A Museum Is Selling A Pair Of Queen Victoria’s 125-Year-Old Underwear

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The internet is a weird place, but this is really pushing it. A Sussex museum is auctioning off a few articles of clothing they happen to have lying around, including a 125-year-old pair of underpants that belonged to Queen Victoria. I guess I can’t really blame them. Times must be tough if they apparently have no problem taking a leaf out of Piper Chapman’s book. If this isn’t the original Victoria’s Secret, I don’t know what is.

The underwear in question has a 45-inch waist and a “VR” monogram. The museum was able to date the pants to the last ten years of her life, since our gal Vicky started packing on some serious pounds as she got older. They came to the museum from a descendant of the Royal staff, because apparently it’s a completely normal thing to leave your underwear to someone when you die:

According to Mr Edmonds, the 125-year-old underwear was bought by Yesterday’s World museum from a descendant of one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting.

“Items of Queen Victoria’s clothing were often given to members of the royal household, particularly after her death in 1901,” he said.

“And they’re stamped with the royal crest which proves they’re from the royal wardrobe.”

The perfect gift for perverts and historians alike.

[via BBC]

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