Anniversary and birthday messages

Upon request, the Lieutenant Governor sends greetings to Albertans 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, complete the Greeting Form and send it to the contacts listed on the form. Please send your request eight to twelve weeks prior to the date required. Please also note we are no longer able to accept requests by fax.

Messages 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. Send your request six to twelve weeks before the event to ensure the message arrives on time. Messages from the Queen are mailed two weeks prior to the event.

Messages 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.

In summary:

Birthdays (5 year intervals):

100+   The Queen

90+     Governor General, Lieutenant Governor

80+     Lieutenant Governor

75+     Prime Minister, Premier

65+     MP, MLA

Anniversaries (5 year intervals)

60+   The Queen

50+     Governor General, Lieutenant Governor

Special messages and written greetings from the Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor recognizes special events and community milestones by sending messages of congratulations and support. Requests should be sent at least six weeks prior to the event. For more information, contact the Lieutenant Governor's Office at (780) 427-7243 or

Photographs of The Queen

Photographs of Her Majesty The Queen are available online.  

Download a photo of the Queen