White linen drawers (front) belonging to Queen Victoria, English, 1890's. Embroidered in blue cotton with the royal monogram of a crown, VR and no. 15. The buttonholes on the front of the waistband were to fasten the drawers to the chemise. The leg tucks were due to the Queen's diminished height (4'7" at the end of her life, compared with 4'11" in 1837). The Queen's cypher was always worked on each garment; it is likely that the garments were ordered in quantities and then worn in rotation.