Birthday & Wedding Anniversary Greetings
From Her Majesty The Queen
How to apply:
Her Majesty The Queen sends congratulatory messages to persons
celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year
thereafter, and to those celebrating their diamond (60th), 65th and
platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year
The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing
a personalised message with a facsimile signature. The card arrives
in a special envelope which is delivered through the normal postal
channels. There is no charge for this service.
The delivery of the message is arranged by the Anniversaries
Office, part of the Private Secretary’s Office in the Royal
Household based at Buckingham Palace.
The Pensions Service informs the Anniversaries Office of
birthdays for recipients of UK state pensions, but, for privacy
reasons, there is no automatic alert from Government records for
For that reason, to make sure that a message is sent for
birthdays and wedding anniversaries alike, an application should
preferably be made by a relative or friend well in advance of the
special day and at least three weeks before the event.
To apply to receive a congratulatory message, you will need to
complete a form and supply a good photocopy of the person’s
marriage or birth certificate. The forms and further guidance can
be found on the British Monarchy website
Copies of births and marriage certificate registered in West
Glamorgan can be bought from the local Registration Service.
It is also possible to receive a belated message up to six
months after the event.