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100th Birthday and Diamond Wedding Anniversary Messages

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Since 1917, The Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthdays and every birthday thereafter, and to those celebrating their Diamond Wedding (60th), 65th, 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 is sent in a special envelope, which is delivered through the normal channels.
Buckingham Palace issues application forms to assist members of the public who wish to arrange for a message of congratulations to be sent in accordance with the above pattern.  Forms may be requested by telephoning the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace on telephone No. 0207 930 4832, or by writing to The Anniversaries Office, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA.
To download a guidance note and application form from the Royal website, please click on the appropriate link below:
100th Birthday :
Diamond Wedding Anniversary :

100th Birthday Messages

It should be noted that a copy of the celebrant’s birth certificate which will be returned in due course is required.  A good photocopy is quite sufficient.

Diamond Wedding Anniversary Messages

A copy of the celebrant’s marriage certificate which will be returned in due course is required, and again a good photocopy is quite sufficient.

A Message from the Lord Lieutenant

The Lord Lieutenant welcomes the opportunity to mark these special occasions and Lady Gretton will forward specially prepared cards to residents of Leicester and Leicestershire upon request.
To submit a request please email
Picture of the Lord Lieutenant's 100 Birthday Card Picture of Lord' Lieutenant's Diamond Wedding Card
Example of the 100th Birthday Card Front Example of the Diamond Wedding Card Front

Page Last Updated: 31 July 2009