Wedding anniversaries

To receive a congratulatory message from HM The King for Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter, it is necessary to complete an application form. You will find detailed information, including application forms, on the British Monarchy website at:

Please return application forms 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) on 0300 123 1837, or you can order one

His Majesty does not send a message for Silver (25th), Ruby (40th) or Golden (50th) Wedding Anniversaries.


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