In the weeks leading up to the Coronation of King Charles III on 6th May, many communities made their local letter boxes look as royal as possible with bespoke knitted and crocheted toppers, often featuring the King, Queen, and the crown jewels.

According to Royal Mail, toppers began to appear in the Christmas season in 2012, and gradually spread to other key times of the year.  The craze really took off during the Coronavirus pandemic, often as a tribute to NHS workers.  Many toppers appeared in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, and as tributes following her death in September 2022.

Here is a small selection of the many toppers that have appeared during the Coronation period.

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