Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Greetings to and from the Queen
Today is the (actual) 89th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Long live the Queen!
You can read all about her life at the Royal Website.
When my parents were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2007 we applied to have a greeting card sent to them from the Queen. It was a nice surprise for them and they loved it!
If you know someone who is going to be 100 or 105 years old, or a couple celebrating their 60th, 65th or 70th wedding anniversary, and lives in a realm or territory of the UK, you can apply to have a greeting card sent to them from the Queen.
In Canada you use this application found on the Governor General's website. You may also ask for a congratulatory message from the Governor General.
You may request a greeting from the Prime Minister of Canada for 65th+ birthdays and 25th+ anniversaries. You will find that application form on the Prime Minister's Website. My Mom received one such greeting for her 80th birthday.
To apply for a greeting sent to Australia
To apply for a greeting sent to New Zealand
To apply for a greeting sent in the UK or to other commonwealth countries.
History of the Royal Greeting Card