Applying for Birthday and Anniversary Messages

Anniversary messages

and birthday cards from HM The Queen

Each year, thousands of birthday and wedding anniversary cards are sent on behalf of The Queen to people celebrating significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries.

The delivery of these messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace, continuing a tradition which goes back to 1917.

Cards are sent to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter, and to those celebrating their diamond wedding (60th), 65th, 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter.

Who is eligible

and how do I apply?

Only current citizens of Commonwealth realms (countries where The Queen is Head of State) or UK Overseas Territories are eligible to receive messages. The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message and come in a special envelope.

To make sure that a message is sent, an application needs to be made by a relative or friend in advance of the special day. 

For both birthdays and anniversaries follow the link below.

You can either apply online at OR download a PDF of the relevant form and apply by post: https://apply.royal.gov.uk/Apply/