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Why the UK Has a Secret Mail Service

11/07/2020

Queen’s Messenger (a.k.a Silver Greyhound) is a British service that has been carrying Britain’s Top Secret mail around the world for more than 500 years. Queen’s Messengers (or King’s Messengers) hold diplomatic passports and are excluded from regular airport checks, mail is carried in seal proof diplomatic bags and must not be opened or checked at the airport or in another country. The service was started by King Richard III and it’s been working since then.

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