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how ironic, that the Queen has given up on the ‘Royal’ Mail.  reading an article in the Sunday Times on sunday 01.11.09 I was highly amused to read that ‘one is not amused’.

according to the article as the postal strike really starts to bite, it seems even the Royals have lost faith in the ‘Royal’ Mail.    For anything that’s urgent, the Queen has been using DHL.

DHL, which is owned by the GERMAN (?) postal service Deutsche Post, has a warrant to deliver express parcels for the Queen, even though Royal Mail offers a same-day service.   “DHL are used a very great deal by the Royal household,” says Pippa Dutton from the Royal Warrant Holders Association.  “They use them like you and I do.   If it’s something that’s got to get there quickly and you want to guarantee delivery, who else?” (Well the title ‘Royal Mail’ would be the clue there.)

A Royal Mail spokesman sighs: “The sector is particularly competitive.  Obviously ours offers the best value for money and the best service.”

And if you are a particularly valued customer, they’ll even put your face on their stamps.   🙂

so there you have it, become a regular user of the Royal Mail and you could get your ‘head on the block’, so to speak.   However in the meanwhile the Queen has lost faith in her royal postal service and we her loyal subjects have too!  I wonder why she doesn’t do Fedex?

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