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Queen Victoria's old pants sold for thousands of pounds

Large silk bloomers owned by Queen VictoriaPA

A pair of pants that used to be owned by Queen Victoria have been snapped up at auction for thousands of pounds.

A mystery bidder paid £9,735 for the large silk bloomers at an auction in Edinburgh.

The underpants were on sale with other Royal belongings, including a pair of the Queen's silk stockings, which sold for more than £5,000.

All of the items were owned by a family called Forbes, who publish magazines in the US.

Two paintings owned by Queen Victoria, who was Britain's longest serving monarch, were also sold for more than £500,000 each.

The sale included more than 500 royal paintings, letters, furniture and other items from the Forbes home.

The auction made more than £3m in total.