Did she get a telegram from the Queen 4 years ago on her 100th? (...or has one given up the chore of sending them these days? )
I've worked out that our Queen will be 138 year old when she sends me my telegram
Yes - but it's not a telegram any more, it's just a birthday card - sent by special delivery though, with instructions that it must
be delivered on the special day itself. Our neighbour showed it to us, along with the envelope. It has a picture of Her Maj on the front, and a message inside.
Since there are over 13,000 centenarians in the UK at present, Her Maj obviously doesn't have time to deal with all this oneself. There's a special Govt. office that handles the messages. But they'll only send one if you (or one of your relatives) apply for it.
Q. On what day (within the past 20 years) were no
'100th' cards sent out? I make it 29 February 2000 - because since 1900 wasn't a leap year, there was no "29 Feb 1900". Perhaps the office who deal with them were given a day off on that day?!
If I make it to the ton (unlikely), even King Charles III would be over 100 when he sends me his. Would probably have to be King William V - or King George VII. All rather speculative...
Or is there any chance it could be King Harry IX? Given current circumstances, even less likely than my making it to 100...