Celebratory cards

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. Arrangements for a visit can be made by contacting Katie Lanyon, PA and Engagements Secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor, tel: 01534 441700 or email GovernorsOffice@gov.je

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