You can apply to get a free birthday or anniversary message from the Queen for a British national.

You can apply up to:

  • 3 weeks before the birthday or anniversary date, or 5 weeks before if you apply online
  • 6 months afterwards, for a belated message

Birthdays

You can get a message for someone’s:

  • 100th birthday
  • 105th birthday
  • birthday each year following their 105th

You can apply online or download and fill in an application form.

Anniversaries

You can get a message for a couple’s:

  • 60th (diamond) anniversary
  • 65th anniversary
  • 70th (platinum) anniversary
  • anniversary each year following their 70th

You can apply online or download and fill in an application form.

If the person lives in Australia, Canada or New Zealand

You must apply directly to the Governor-General. For contact details call the Anniversaries Office.

Anniversaries Office
Telephone: 020 7930 4832
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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