Diamond Wedding Anniversary Message from HM The Queen

The Queen’s Telegram

The delivery of Wedding Anniversary messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace, continuing a tradition which goes back to 1917. Cards are sent to those celebrating their Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message and come in a special envelope. To make sure that a message is sent for wedding anniversaries, an application needs to be made by a relative or friend in advance of the special day. 

Please apply no more than 5 weeks prior to the anniversary date.  

Only current citizens of Commonwealth realms (countries where The Queen is Head of State) or UK Overseas Territories are eligible to receive messages.

If you have the original marriage certificate, you can either apply online apply.royal.uk/Apply/ or download a Wedding Anniversary Application Form and apply by post.

If you do not have the original marriage certificate, and can answer yes to all three questions:

          Did the marriage take place in Scotland?

Are the couple resident in the UK?

Is it less than 3 weeks before the event? 

Then an application can be made via the National Records for Scotland by completing a Royal Anniversary Message Application Form and emailing it to Telegrams@nrscotland.gov.uk Please note that incomplete information may cause a delay in processing your request. An automatic acknowledgement email will be sent to your inbox. If you do not receive it, check your spam filter, then contact us on 0131 314 4488 or email Telegrams@nrscotland.gov.uk We will verify the details using our records, and pass the information directly to the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace. The Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace will confirm to you that the Royal Anniversary Message will be delivered. 

Otherwise visit the Buckingham Palace website or contact the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace on 020 7930 4832.

Presentation of Queens’s Telegram by the Lord-Lieutenant

Should you wish a personal visit from the Lord-Lieutenant (or his representative) on the day of the anniversary, or have any queries regarding making an application, please contact the Clerk to the Perth and Kinross Lieutenancy at lordlieutenancy@pkc.gov.uk

Flowers from Perth & Kinross Council

In addition to receiving Wedding Anniversary wishes from Her Majesty The Queen, Perth & Kinross Council would be delighted to help couples celebrate their special day.  Perth & Kinross Council can arrange for delivery of a basket of flowers, or for a local Councillor to present the flowers to the couple on their anniversary.  Perth & Kinross Council can also request the media to photograph the presentation if the couple would like their picture published in a local newspaper.  Should you wish to request flowers, please contact the Clerk to the Perth and Kinross Lieutenancy at lordlieutenancy@pkc.gov.uk

Nominate Someone for an Anniversary Message

For assistance please contact:

Sheena Galloway, Assistant Clerk to Lieutenancy


Civic Office,
Perth & Kinross Council,
2 High Street,



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