“I have to tell you that the last pair I saw at auction fetched £16,000.”
The guest left laughing as she hid her face, almost embarrassed about it all and said: “For a pair of knickers?”
Hilary went on: “So, I have no hesitation in valuing these at the same figure.
“Probably around £12,000 to £16,000.
“It is a lot of money but it is a reflection of the regard with which Queen Victoria is held today.”
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