Queen Victoria’s underwear part of British heritage

Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Admin


The linen bloomers and chemis designed for Queen Victoria in the 19th century have been given “natioanl designated status”.

The bloomers are stored at Kensington Palace in West London and form part of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection which is composed of 12, 000 items that were all once worn by royalty and courtiers from the 17th century until the present day.

With a 50-inch waist and an impressive 66 inch bust, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch’s underwear are embroidered with a small crown and the initials VR, and also have a number to ensure they could be kept track of when sent to the laundry.

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