The Prince of Wales has hailed the “dedication, resilience and hard work” of Britain’s postal workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Charles addressed a letter to “Everyone at Royal Mail” and ended it with “heartfelt thanks – and a big thumbs up” from himself and the Duchess of Cornwall. The letter was left on a bench outside the royal couple’s front door at Birkhall, Aberdeenshire, where it was collected by their local postman Neil Martin when he delivered their mail. Mr Martin, who has been a postman for 36 years, collected it on Tuesday. It stressed that the value of Royal Mail workers “has never been more important” as “many people have taken the time to write a letter, or a card, to those from whom they are separated”.