When writing written correspondence to Her Majesty,
Her Majesty receives many pieces of post from people all over the world that discuss varying issues. The Queen takes great solace in hearing from her people, whether she rules over them or not. Now what ever the subject of your correspondence, be sure to include personal information about yourself; Her Majesty loves to hear about the person writing the letter. Be kind, courteous, and lovely and you will receive post back from either Her Majesty (unlikely due to her rigid schedule of royal duties) or her ladies-in-waiting, the official secretaries of HM.
Be sure to use pen, and with that, your best penmanship.
Be sure to use high quality parchment.
Be sure to use your best vocabulary and grammar.
When starting the letter, instead of saying ‘Dear’ you must use the palace preferred “May it pleasure Your Majesty,”
You never use the words ‘you, you’re, and your’ when referring to Her Majesty. You need to use Your Majesty, Her Majesty, and Your Majesty’s. You only need to use the official title once, thereafter ma’am is accepted.
When ending your letter, do not use ‘Sincerely’ but use the palace preferred “I have the honor to be, Madam, Your Majesty’s most humble and obedient subject.” Only use the term subject if you are a subject of the crown, if you are not use the term servant.
If all goes well, you should hear from the palace within a month!
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Procession 2002 (Full)
Royal procession in the Golden State Coach from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Commemoration Service, and then on to a lunch and speeches at the Guildhall, London. 2002.
Uploaded from a live recording on a well used VHS tape.