Get a birthday or anniversary message from the Queen

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

Birthdays

You can get a message for someone’s:

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

If the person gets a State Pension or other benefit and lives in the UK

You do not need to apply for a birthday message.

This will be sent using the name and address on the person’s State Pension or other benefit record.

To update a State Pension record, contact the Pension Service.

To update any other benefit record, report a change in circumstances.

If the person does not get a State Pension or other benefit or does not live in the UK

You need to apply for a message. You can apply:

  • no earlier than 5 weeks before the birthday date
  • up to 6 months after for a belated message

Apply for a birthday message 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:

  • no earlier than 3 weeks before the anniversary date, or 5 weeks before if you apply online
  • up to 6 months after for a belated message

It may take longer than usual for you to get an anniversary message because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Apply for an anniversary message 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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