The Queen sends congratulatory messages to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter and those celebrating their 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. You should apply for a message at least 3 weeks before the day.
The card will have a personalised message with a facsimile signature. The card comes in a special envelope, delivered through the normal post system. There is no charge for this service.
To apply to receive a congratulatory message from The Queen, you should make your application at least 3 weeks before the special day. You will need to complete a form and supply a photocopy of the marriage or birth certificate.
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