Anniversary and birthday messages

Each year, thousands of birthday and wedding anniversary cards are sent on behalf of HM The Queen to people celebrating significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries.

Cards are sent to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and to couples who reach their diamond (60th), 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries, and every year thereafter. It is also possible to receive a belated message up to six months after the event.

To request a greetings card please visit the Buckingham Palace website where an application form can be downloaded and further detail is provided on the process.

Greeting cards are sent direct from HM The Queen. Although if you wish to make it a more memorable occasion please contact the Lieutenancy Office to arrange to have the card personally presented by a Deputy Lieutenant.

Lieutenancy Office:

Suzannah Walker, Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD 

Telephone: 01228 221722, E-mail: