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Wedding Anniversaries

The first 100-year-old birthday cards, which have been signed by King Charles III, at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Sunday October 23, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ROYAL King. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

To receive a congratulatory message from Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort for Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter, it is necessary to complete an application form (click here). 

Please return it to the Anniversaries Office, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA no sooner than three weeks before the celebration date. It is possible to receive a belated message up to six months after the event.

Please note that it will be essential for you to provide the Anniversaries Office with documentary proof of the occasion – a good photocopy of the celebrants’ marriage certificate, which will be returned to you. You will receive prompt acknowledgement of your application, confirming that a message will be sent and returning all documents.

If necessary, you can obtain a certified copy of the marriage certificate from:

The General Register Office (Anniversary Section)
The Office for National Statistics
Smedley Hydro
Trafalgar Road
Merseyside PR8 2HH

Telephone 0845 603 7788

Their Majesties do not send a message for Silver (25th), Ruby (40th) or Golden (50th) Wedding Anniversaries.

From the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace:  

Please note that due to operating restrictions caused by COVID-19 measures, our capacity to deal with all message applications is currently reduced and our ability to send messages is limited. 
We are currently unable to arrange any wedding anniversary messages. Wedding anniversary applications will be processed as soon as we are able to resume normal operations. 
Birthday message applications will continue to be processed as normal. The anniversaries office is currently unable to take phone calls, but please check back here for further updates in due course. 
We are sorry for the disappointment this may cause and look forward to resuming as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.