High level Riptide sources in Buckingham Palace (read: imaginary ones) claim that Queen Elizabeth II is very particular when it comes to her undergarments. Her entire lingerie collection, reportedly all quite dowdy, is meticulously inventoried and each piece is accounted for. Except of course for the single pair of panties that got away. Sometimes late at night, she wakes up startled wondering where those bloomers went more than 40 years ago. Well she has her answer. They've been in Miami.
TMZ reports that the estate of "Miami playboy" "Baron" Joseph de Bicske Dobronyi is selling a pair of underwear believed to have once been Mrs. Windsor's. The notoriously eccentric Coconut Grove bon vivant died earlier this year. The man lived a bizarre and full life and claimed love affairs with the likes of Raquel Welch, Eva Gabor, Ava Gardner, Brigitte Bardot, Debbie Reynolds, and Anita Ekberg.
Elizabeth was not amongst his claimed conquests, but he apparently was presented the underthings as a gift. A friend apparently found them on a private plane in Chile during a 1968 visit (our imaginary sources claims she still regrets the time she gave into Prince Philip's demands to join the mile high club).
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The modest bloomers have a distinctive "E" embroidered with a crown and will be sold by the same auction house that got $9,000 in 2008 for a pair of underwear believed to have belonged to Queen Victoria.