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The Queen may not have had legs but she sure had drawers

They look like something snaffled from a pantomime dame’s wardrobe. But these generously proportioned linen bloomers and chemise were fit for a queen. And not just any queen. None other than Queen Victoria herself wore these at the end of the 19th century…

As well as being embroidered with a crown and the initials VR the underwear also have a number to ensure they could be kept track of when sent to the laundry…

Victoria’s underwear is at Kensington Palace. Which means they have become one of the most important museum pieces in the country. Embroidered with a small crown and the initials VR, the undergarments have been given ‘national designated status’ by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

via Victoria’s big secret | Mail Online.

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Fun stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on The Queen may not have had legs but she sure had drawers