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How can I receive a congratulatory message from The Queen?
Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulatory messages from The Queen to citizens of the United Kingdom (including those living abroad) can be requested for the following occasions:

  • 100th Birthday
  • 105th Birthday
  • every year after the 105th Birthday
  • 60th Wedding Anniversary
  • 65th Wedding Anniversary
  • 70th Wedding Anniversary
  • every year after the 70th Wedding Anniversary

In order to receive a congratulatory message, you should provide documentary proof of current British nationality and the date of birth or marriage. The Palace will also need copies of birth, marriage or baptism certificates.

Current British passports or other legal documentation will normally satisfy this requirement. Dual nationals are not excluded. Once the criteria has been met, you should provide:

  • full names, including titles
  • full address to which the message is to be sent
  • the date of the birthday or anniversary

When sending your request for a congratulatory message to the Palace, your letter should include the name, address and contact telephone number of the writer. The top left of the envelope should be marked “Anniversaries” and should be addressed to:

Assistant Private Secretary
Buckingham Palace

Additional information on congratulatory messages is available on the official web site of the Monarchy.

We hope this answered your inquiry. If not, please contact us using the email form and we will reply to you within twenty days.

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