The Queen sends messages for diamond (60 years), 65th and platinum (70 years) wedding anniversaries and then every year thereafter. Her Majesty also sends messages for 100 and 105 birthdays and then every year thereafter. Find out more about requesting Royal messages.
To receive a congratulatory message from The Queen it is necessary for a good photocopy of the celebrates’ marriage certificate to be sent to the Lieutenancy Office together with the name and full postal address of the couple who will be receiving the telegram.
It is possible to receive a belated congratulatory message up to six months after the wedding anniversary.
Her Majesty does not send a message for silver (25 years), ruby (40 years) or golden (50 years) wedding anniversaries.
Notification of birthdays is handled automatically by the Department of Work and who will inform Buckingham Palace accordingly, however, the Lieutenancy can also make the arrangements and a good photocopy of the celebrant’s birth certificate can be sent to the Lieutenancy Office together with the celebrant’s address.
It is possible to receive a belated congratulatory message up to six months after the birthday.
As it is The Queen’s custom only to send messages to citizens of one of her Realms or UK Overseas Territories, those born or married overseas, or who currently live abroad, must provide evidence of their British nationality. This can be in the form of photocopies of the relevant pages of a current British passport.
The British Monarchy website offers further information regarding congratulatory messages:
The Lieutenancy welcomes the opportunity to mark these special occasions and the Lord-Lieutenant will forward specially prepared cards to residents upon request.
To submit a request please email us at the following address:
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