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Wedding anniversaries

To receive a congratulatory message from HM The Queen 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

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


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