Queen Elizabeth II's knickers for sale on Ebay?

 

A pair of knickers which purportedly belonged to Queen Elizabeth II are currently open for bids on Ebay.

Queen Elizabeth knickers
The knickers rumoured to belong to Queen Elizabeth II


The beautiful bloomers will offer collectors a whiff of what it's like to be the world's most famous monarch. Featuring the monogram "E" for Elizabeth along with the Royal Crown emblem, the knickers are made from fine silk and crotcheted lace, representing a pinnacle in quality pants.

The knickers were reportedly found by a pilot onboard the airplane which flew the Queen to Chile on her first visit in 1968. The pilot then gifted them to his friend, Baron Joseph de Bicske Dobronyi, an aristocrat and bon vivant who was noted as jeweller to the Swedish Royal Family.

Dobronyi passed away in 2010, leaving his estate, including the regal underwear, to his family. It is the second time Dobronyi's family have attempted to auction the undergarments, after a 2010 sale failed due to issues with the auction house.

According to the listing, the knickers have not been confirmed as genuine by Buckingham Palace as yet. Despite this, they have already attracted bids in excess of $5,000, with over a week left before the auction closes on May 22.  

Despite being 16 inches in length, Queen Elizabeth II's knickers look relatively racy compared to a pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers which sold for £9,375 in November last year.

PFC Auctions has an unrivalled selection of royal memorabilia with impeccable provenance in its upcoming auction. This scrapbook was collated by Elizabeth Emanuel, the designer of Princess Diana's wedding dress.

 


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