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Royal Messages

Diamond and Platinum Weddings and 100th and 105th Birthdays 

A person’s 100th Birthday or the Diamond, Blue Sapphire or Platinum Wedding of any person is a very important and special occasion. These very special days can be enhanced by the receipt of a congratulatory message from His Majesty the King which can be sent to mark these milestones.

The “telegram” as it has become known colloquially may be sent for 100th and 105th birthdays and every year thereafter and for the three wedding anniversaries mentioned as well as for every year thereafter. The message can be presented by the Lord-Lieutenant, or one of his Deputy Lieutenants, as the local representative of His Majesty.

The congratulatory message may be requested directly from the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace by completion of the appropriate form which can be obtained by clicking on the link for Wedding or Birthday and then sending it to them.

Alternatively, you may send the details to the Clerk at the address given or by using the Contact sheet on this site. For a wedding anniversary message the easiest way to do this is to provide a copy of the marriage certificate and the full names and current address of the couple concerned. If you can not find the marriage certificate, you will require to provide the full names of the couple (including maiden name), the date of the marriage and the venue/Church where the marriage took place.

If you are requesting a 100th Birthday message, you should note that the DWP will contact the person about 3 to 4 weeks prior to the birthday and will arrange to meet and thereafter to inform the Anniversaries office of the date. You should also let the Lieutenancy and/or local authority know so that the Lord-Lieutenant can arrange to be present and, if this is sought, for the Provost or other representative of the Council to attend on the day.

When seeking any Message, it would also be helpful to provide contact details of the person arranging the visit and to advise whether or not the couple would wish the local press to be in attendance. Such happy and significant moments deserve to be celebrated, enjoyed and honoured and a Royal Message is a fitting method of enhancing such memorable occasions.