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Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire

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100th Birthday Messages and Special Anniversaries

Applications for a Congratulatory Message from HM The Queen

Birthday Cards
Cards from HM The Queen containing a congratulatory message can be sent to individuals celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter. This card is contained in a special envelope, which is delivered through the normal postal channels.


The delivery of these congratulatory messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office within the Private Secretary’s Office in the Royal Household located at Buckingham Palace.


In order to request a congratulatory message from Her Majesty The Queen, friends or family must complete download and complete an application form (click here). Please return it to the Anniversaries Office, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA no sooner than three weeks before the celebration date. It is possible to receive a belated message up to six months after the event. The Anniversaries Office will write to confirm that the application has been received and approved.
Please note that you do need to provide the Anniversaries Office with documentary proof of the occasion – a photocopy of the celebrant’s birth certificate, which will be returned to you in due course. You will receive prompt acknowledgement of your application confirming that a message will be sent and returning all documents to you.


Wedding Anniversaries
To receive a congratulatory message from HM The Queen for Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter, it is necessary to complete an application form (
click here). Please return it to the Anniversaries Office, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA no sooner than three weeks before the celebration date. It is possible to receive a belated message up to six months after the event. Her Majesty does not send a message for Silver (25th), Ruby (40th) or Golden (50th) Wedding Anniversaries.


Please note that it will be essential for you to provide the Anniversaries Office with documentary proof of the occasion – a good photocopy of the celebrants’ marriage certificate, which will be returned to you. You will receive prompt acknowledgement of your application, confirming that a message will be sent and returning all documents.


If necessary, you can obtain a certified copy of birth or marriage certificates from:
The General Register Office (Anniversary Section)
The Office for National Statistics
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road
Southport
Merseyside PR8 2HH
Telephone 0845 603 7788