Royal recognition for special anniversaries

Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant is reminding local residents celebrating 100th birthdays or Diamond wedding anniversaries that they can add a royal touch to their special celebrations by receiving congratulatory messages from Her Majesty the Queen. 


Birthday messages sent from The Queen can be arranged for people celebrating their 100th birthday, 105th birthday and every birthday thereafter. 


Congratulatory wedding anniversary messages sent from The Queen can be arranged for couples celebrating their 60th (Diamond), 65th and 70th (Platinum) wedding anniversaries, and every wedding anniversary thereafter. 

Special message

Messages are normally arranged to arrive on the special day but can be sent up to six months after the birthday or anniversary.


Sir Robert M Clerk Bt OBE, Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant, said ‘Celebrating 100th birthdays or Diamond anniversaries are wonderful milestones and, for many people, receiving a congratulatory message from The Queen, makes them even more special. Messages are not sent automatically but the process to apply is very easy and I would encourage anyone with a forthcoming celebration to get in touch.’

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12 Sep 2019