Royal Underwear Sells For $18,000

Apparently, Ronald Reagan’s blood isn’t the only odd thing being auctioned off these days:

Queen Elizabeth’s dirty, old undies will have a new home … after a mystery panty raider snatched ’em up at an Internet auction for $18k.

The knickers had been placed on eBay by the estate of the late ”Baron” Joseph de Bicske Dobronyi … who had claimed he came into possession of the undergarments after they were left on a private plane when the Queen visited Chile in 1968.

But after a cyber auction consisting of 18 total bids, one lucky mystery buyer emerged victorious. So far, his identity has not been revealed … and we’re guessing it probably won’t be.


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  1. Neil Hudelson says:

    Why was she leaving panties on an airplane?

    I’ve left my glasses, a few books and magazines. I think once I even left a baby.

    I’ve never left my underwear.

    Maybe I’m just not flying in the right class.

  2. Gustopher says:

    I think Prince Charles is the mystery bidder.

  3. merl says:

    Mile high club?