An unnamed bidder has paid £10,500 for a pair of Queen Victoria’s 45in underpants.
The price, which is the highest ever paid for a pair of Queen Victoria’s pants, was given to an auction in Wiltshire.
Chippenham Auction Rooms, had expected to receive about £5,000 and were surprised by the “record-breaking” bid.
The item was sold on behalf of Yesterday's World, a museum in Sussex.
The large waisted, cotton pants are embroidered with the royal VR monogram.
The bidder, an English woman who is a private collector, asked not to be identified.
The auction also sold nightdresses and stockings worn by Queen Victoria and her third child Princess Alice.
According to a spokesperson for the auction house, the woman also bought a number of other items of royal clothing and a set of replica Crown Jewels, which she paid £5,500 for.
Auctioneer Richard Edmonds said: "We've had a lot of interest in this sale and the auction room was packed with buyers and interested spectators. This is a record-breaking price for Victorian royal intimate apparel."Reuse content