Victoria’s Secret: Monarch’s Old Bloomers Sold for $15,245.
Kate Bain from Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers poses for photographers with a framed pair of silk bloomers undergarments that once belonged to Queen Victoria, during a photocall for the auction of the Forbes Collection in Edinburgh, Scotland October 27, 2011. The bloomers are from a collection of over five hundred royal antiques to go on auction on November 1st in Edinburgh, from Old Battersea House which was the London home of the Forbes family, the U.S. publishing dynasty. Reuters

An 1860s waist knickers worn by Queen Victoria were sold for $15,245, making them the costliest old bloomers to date.

The pair of silk bloomers has been auctioned at a price almost three times the pre-sale estimate.

Apart from this, a painting of the monarch was also auctioned for $2,32,705 at Edinburgh auction house Lyon & Turnbull.

'People who collect royal memorabilia from the Victorian era see underwear as the crowning glory in their collection, the Daily Mail quoted Philip Gregory, spokesman for Lyon & Turnbull.

Earlier, in 2008, it was reported that a pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers with a 50-inch waist sold for 4,500 pounds.