Prince of Wales hails Britain's postal workers during pandemic

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Prince of Wales hails Britain's postal staff throughout pandemic

  • 10 Might 2020
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall greet their postman Picture copyright Clarence Home/PA Media
Image caption The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall stated postal staff had "by no means been extra essential"

The Prince of Wales has hailed the "dedication, resilience and exhausting work" of Britain's postal staff in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles left a letter addressed to "Everyone at Royal Mail" outdoors his residence in Birkhall, Aberdeenshire.

In the message, he and the Duchess of Cornwall harassed the value of Royal Mail staff "has never been extra essential".

The royal word was collected on Tuesday by their native postman Neil Martin.

In it the couple stated: "Receiving such a personal message at this troublesome and anxious time can imply an unlimited quantity.

"We feel positive that a very giant number of these special greetings shall be treasured for years to return. They could even develop into a worthwhile resource for social historians in the future.

"Postmen and postwomen are trusted figures in our native communities. They are a continuing presence in an ever-changing world. For some individuals, they're some extent of every day human contact; a pleasant, acquainted face."

Picture copyright Clarence House/PA Wire
Picture caption The letter was addressed to "Everyone at Royal Mail"

It was signed off with "heartfelt thanks - and an enormous thumbs up" in reference to Royal Mail's Thumbs Up For Your Postie campaign - which encourages individuals to point out their appreciation to their postal worker.

The royal couple additionally noted the challenges staff faced and stated they performed an "completely very important position in maintaining family and buddies in contact with one another".

"Lots of you, we know, have gone above and beyond what is generally anticipated of you," the letter stated. "We've got heard fantastic stories of postmen and postwomen checking on older and weak residents, raising funds for good causes, even sporting fancy gown costumes to boost a smile..."

Prince Charles spent every week in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus in March.