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Congratulatory Messages

Messages (Birthday/Anniversary) from the Lieutenant Governor

Upon request, the Lieutenant Governor will send birthday/anniversary greeting to Islanders celebrating birthdays of 80 or more in intervals of 5 years, and to couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 50 years or more. To request a greeting, contact the office at (902) 368-5480. 

Messages and Photographs from The Queen 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sends messages to Canadians who are 100 years of age or older and to couples who have been married for 60 years or more. These are issued by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General of Canada. For more information visit Governor General Congratulatory Messages. You will be asked to provide proof of age or length of marriage. Send your request six to 12 weeks before the event to ensure the message arrives on time. Messages from the Queen are mailed two weeks prior to the event.

Photographs of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
are available online or by calling 1-800-622-6232. You may also request a photograph of Her Majesty from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Messages and Photographs from the Governor General of Canada


The Governor General of Canada sends messages to Canadians who are 90 years of age or older at 5 year intervals and to couples who have been married for 50 years or more at 5 year intervals.

To request a message, visit Governor General Congratulatory Messages

Photos of the Governor General can be obtained by calling Rideau Hall at 1-800-465-6890.
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