Diamond Wedding Anniversary Message from the Queen

Due to operating restrictions caused by COVID-19 measures, birthday messages are able to be processed in the usual way but it is not possible to arrange for a DL to visit and deliver the message.

We are sorry for the disappointment this may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Queen sends congratulatory messages for Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. The Lieutenancy will also be very pleased to organise for a Deputy Lieutenant to present the message of congratulation if requested.

If you would like us to organise a celebratory anniversary message from The Queen for a friend or a relative, please provide the information requested in the form below, ideally six weeks ahead of the anniversary.

The Clerk to the Lieutenancy will then always get in touch with the applicant to confirm the detail provided before any application is made to the Palace. If a Deputy Lieutenant is requested to read the message out at an event to mark the birthday celebration, the Clerk will in addition need to know:

Date and time of the event
The venue
The time during the event that the Deputy Lieutenant is asked to arrive