Greetings from H.M. 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 thereafter.
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 wedding anniversaries.
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 www.royal.gov.uk
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.