Receiving celebratory cards from The Queen
Since 1917, the Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries.
For many people, receiving a congratulatory card from The Queen to mark a significant birthday or wedding anniversary is a very special part of their celebrations.
The delivery of The Queen’s congratulatory messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace through the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor.
The Queen sends congratulatory messages to mark a:
- 100th birthday
- 105th birthday and every year thereafter
- 60th wedding anniversary
- 65th wedding anniversary
- 70th wedding anniversary and every year thereafter
The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message, which is sent in a special envelope. It is delivered by special delivery on the day of the event or the last day of a week if the event falls on a weekend.
The Lieutenant-Governor and his wife will sometimes visit those celebrating their birthday or wedding anniversary. Arrangements for a visit can be made by contacting the Administration Secretary at the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor.