Guernsey Government House

Birthdays & Anniversaries - Queen's Congratulatory Cards

Since 1917, the Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries.

The Queen's congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message. The card comes in a special envelope, which is delivered by special delivery on the day of the event (or the last day of a week if the event falls on a weekend).

Congratulatory messages are sent marking:

For Bailiwick of Guernsey residents, delivery of a message can be arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace through the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor at Government House.

The Lieutenant-Governor likewise will send a congratulatory letter to Bailiwick residents celebrating the same significant birthdays and anniversaries.

And an invitation to tea!

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In addition, the Lieutenant-Governor and his wife are also delighted to invite those that are able to attend a tea at Government House sometime following the birthday or anniversary date.  For those unable to attend the tea party a request can be made for the Lieutenant-Governor and his wife to visit their place of residence.

How to apply


To arrange for a celebratory message to be sent for these significant occasions, you should contact us by email or letter four weeks before the special day.

For birthdays, your email / letter must include the following details:

For wedding anniversaries, your email / letter must include the following details:

It is possible to receive a belated message for both birthdays and wedding anniversaries up to six months after the event.

Please note that if you apply directly to The Palace, the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor will not be informed.