Prince Charles sends handwritten letter to volunteer

Prince Charles wrote a handwritten letter of apology to a disabled volunteer to say sorry for the delay in sending a letter of congratulations.

Prince Charles
Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles sent a handwritten letter of apology to a disabled volunteer.

The 66-year-old royal typed a letter to Jamie Over, from Northamptonshire, to congratulate him on being shortlisted for a Prince's Young Achiever award for his voluntary work but went on to handwrite a note of apology after the mail got lost.

The message reads: "I am sorry this letter is so belated - unfortunately it got held up somewhere in my office. Yours most sincerely, Charles."

The letter from Highgrove House was sent after the 27-year-old wrote to the heir to the throne to outline how his volunteer work has helped him to overcome barriers such as Asperger's Syndrome and unemployment.

Jamie told the Northants Herald and Post newspaper: "I never thought I would ever get a response, then to get two letters in a matter of a week from Prince Charles' Private Secretary and then one from Prince Charles was quite touching and has now given me an even bigger boost to keep achieving."

Jamie now has now landed a full-time job after gaining confidence and experience working at coffee mornings for older residents living in the local area.

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