Someone Paid $18,000 For Queen Elizabeth's Used Panties
Sorry folks, but the 44-year-old embroidered panties, with a monogram of the royal crown and the initial “E” stitched on it has just been sold on eBay for a whopping price of $18,000.
The silk knickers, allegedly owned by the Queen, were auctioned online by the estate of Baron Joseph "Sepy" de Bicske Dobronyi, who is described as an aristocrat, art collector, traveller and bon vivant. As for how he got his hands on the Queen's lingerie, they were apparently picked up by the pilot and given to his friend, Hungarian-born Dobronyi, who died in 2010.
Obviously, this all sounds pretty suspicious. Maybe that's why they added this warning on the listing:
“Since Buckingham Palace or the garment maker have not confirm or deny the authenticity that this pair of underpants are from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the estate cannot confirm its provenance and it is the buyer’s responsibility to do that on their own before bidding. In either case this is an excellent example of a vintage undergarment of that era and very collectable.”
This isn't the first time someone paid big bucks to own a pair of royal knickers. In November 2011, a pair owned by Queen Victoria reportedly fetched £9,375 ($14,770) at a British auction house.