Birthdays and wedding anniversaries
Cards from HM The King are sent to people celebrating their 100th birthday, 105th birthday, and every year after.
The card comes in a special envelope with a personalised congratulatory message. If the Lord-Lieutenant is available, you can request that he delivers the message personally.
If the person gets a state pension and lives in the UK, you do not need to apply. The Department for Work and Pensions will pass their details to the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace.
For further information, visit Anniversary messages | The Royal Family
Request a personal delivery
If you would like to arrange for the Lord-Lieutenant to deliver the message personally, please contact us.
If the Lord-Lieutenant is not available, he will arrange for the Vice Lord-Lieutenant or one of his Deputy Lieutenants to attend.
We can only deliver cards on the date of the person’s birthday or afterwards, to ensure the card has arrived.
You can arrange for a card from HM The King to be sent to couples on their 60th, 65th or 70th wedding anniversaries, and every year after. The cards contain a personal congratulatory message and come in a special envelope.
To arrange this, a relative or friend needs to apply in advance of the special day.
The Anniversaries Office
If you don’t have a photocopy of the marriage certificate you will need to phone the General Register Office.
It is possible to receive a belated message up to six months after the event.
For further information see Anniversary messages | The Royal Family