Seller ‘can’t ship item’ because they can’t ‘look at Queen’s face on bank notes’

A second-hand clothes seller has refused to post goods bought by another customer because seeing the Queen’s face is making them sad.

The incident is understood to have taken place on Depop, an online second-hand clothes marketplace, and was first reported by the Twitter account @depopdrama.

These are hard times for millions – the holes left in the lives of many by the Queen’s death are completely uncharted territory for anyone born since she first sat on the throne 70 years ago.

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This appears to be the case for this Depop seller who, when pressured about a presumably late arriving item, cited the Queen’s passing as the reason nothing had arrived yet.

The apparent buyer can be seen saying in a screenshot of the conversation: “You said you’d post it last week? Where is it?”

But while these kinds of excuses are usually made by blaming the post or claiming their mum was meant to do it and has forgotten, this seller had a surprising reason.

They said: “I’m so sorry, I’ve been absolutely devastated by the Queen's (her majesty) death and I’ve been mourning ever since.

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“I can’t bring myself to use cash at the Post Office due to seeing her face on bank notes.

“I’ve been struggling to come to terms with it so have had to put my Depop parcels on hold for the 10-day mourn.

“I will try my very best to ship your parcel after the 10 days.

“I hope you understand my heartbreak”, they wrote, before ending the message with a flourish dropping in a heart emoji with a bandage around it.

The same Twitter account has been a hive of activity since the Queen passed.

Another post discussed selling a “rare £1 Queen Elizabeth coin” for “£5 or nearest offer”.

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