A guest finds out during the broadcast of the British show Antiques Roadshow. A BBC radio program in which antiques appraisers travel to different parts of the UK to value antiques from local residents.
The guest brought a box to open in front of expert Hilary Kay. It contains Queen Victoria’s pants, her initials are clearly visible. Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901 and was also Empress of India from 1877.
Hillary jokes: “We spotted Victoria’s Secret (a famous lingerie brand, editor).” As she examines the clothes, she explains how these undergarments are exactly what ladies wore in the 19th century.
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As for value, she adds: “The last pair I saw at auction came in at £16,000. So it’s likely to happen again.”
how did you get it?
After a very shocking reaction from the guest, the question is: How did you get these underwear? She tells how it has been passed down through her family for generations. A special gesture, expert Kai knows. It appears that the Queen at the time abandoned her underwear to civilians as a symbol of emotion.
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