Birthday Messages

Cards from HM The King containing a congratulatory message can be sent to individuals celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter. This card is contained in a special envelope, which is delivered through the normal postal channels.

The delivery of these congratulatory messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office within the Private Secretary’s Office at Buckingham Palace. In order to request a congratulatory message from His Majesty The King, friends or family must complete an application form. You will find detailed information, including application forms on the British Monarchy website at

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. The Anniversaries Office will write to confirm that the application has been received and approved.

Please note that you do need to provide the Anniversaries Office with documentary proof of the occasion – a photocopy of the celebrant's birth certificate, which will be returned to you in due course. You will receive prompt acknowledgement of your application confirming that a message will be sent and returning all documents to you.

If necessary, you can obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate from The General Register Office (Anniversary Section) on·0300 123 1837, or you can order one online.


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