Contact

Information on where to write to The King or another member of the Royal Family, and how to contact an office or department in the Royal Household

Writing to The King

The King is shown almost all of his correspondence on a daily basis by one of his Private Secretaries, and he takes a keen interest in the letters he receives. 

How to write to The King

You can write to His Majesty at the following address:

His Majesty The King

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA 

If you wish to write a formal letter, you can open with 'Sir' and close the letter with the form 'I have the honour to be, Sir, Your Majesty's humble and obedient servant'. 

This traditional approach is by no means obligatory. You should feel free to write in whatever style you feel comfortable.

Correspondence which will not receive a response

As a constitutional Monarch, His Majesty does not intervene in any political or personal disputes, and letters asking him to do so will receive a standard reply to this effect.

For security reasons, the Correspondence Team are unable to accept any unsolicited gifts which are sent to The King.

 

Contacting other members of the Royal Family

Members of the Royal Family can be contacted via their private offices. Contact details are as follows:  

The King and Queen

Buckingham Palace

London

SW1A 1AA

General enquiries can be made by telephone during working hours: (+44) (0)20 7930 4832

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh

Bagshot Park

Bagshot 

Surrey GU19 5PL 

Tel (during working hours): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832

The Princess Royal

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Tel (during working hours): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

Kensington Palace

London W8 4PU

Tel (during working hours): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832

The Duke and Duchess of Kent

St James's Palace

London SW1A 1BQ

Tel (during working hours): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832

Princess Alexandra

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Tel (during working hours): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832

Contacting the Royal Household

This page provides details of how to contact departments of the Royal Household.

Public Information Office

Members of the public seeking information about the Monarchy or Royal Family may contact the Public Information Office by post or by telephone. The office is unable to respond to enquiries submitted by e-mail.

Public Information Officer

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Anniversary Messages Office

This office organises congratulatory messages from The King for individuals celebrating their 100th birthdays and above, and for couples celebrating Diamond Wedding anniversaries. An application form can be downloaded from the Anniversaries section of the web site, where answers to most questions can also be founded. The office is unable to respond to enquiries submitted by e-mail.

Anniversaries Office

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Press Offices

Media enquiries regarding The King and The Queen and The Royal Family, with the exception of The Prince and Princess of Wales, should be directed to the Royal Communications office at Buckingham Palace.

Royal Communications

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Media enquiries regarding The Prince and Princess of Wales should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace.

Press Office

Kensington Palace

London W8 4PU

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded

Media enquiries regarding the Royal Collection and visiting the Royal residences should be directed to the Royal Collection Trust Press Office.

Press Office

Royal Collection Trust

York House

St. James's Palace

London SW1A 1BQ

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)20 7839 1377. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Web team

If you wish to enquire about reproduction of content from this web site in other contexts, or to make a comment on the web site, please contact the Royal Household's web team.

Web Team

Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Royal Archives

Enquiries relating to historical material held in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle should be directed in writing.

Senior Archivist

The Royal Archives

Round Tower

Windsor Castle

Windsor

Berkshire SL4 1NJ

Royal Collection Picture Library

Enquiries relating to images of Royal residences and the Royal Collection should be submitted to the Royal Collection Picture Library.

Royal Collection Picture Library

Stable Yard House

St James's Palace

London SW1A 1JR

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7839 1377. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Fax +44 (0) 20 7024 5643

E-mail [email protected]

Web site: www.royalcollection.org.uk

Jobs in the Royal Household

To view our current vacancies please click here.

Visitor information for Royal residences

Visitors wishing to enquire about opening hours of Royal residences or to book tickets should contact the Ticket Sales and Information Office.

Ticket Sales and Information Office

The Official Residences of The Queen

London SW1A 1AA

Credit card booking line: (+44) (0) 20 77667300

Group credit card booking line: (+44) (0) 20 77667321

Please note, calls to these numbers may be recorded.

Fax: (+44) (0) 20 7930 9625

Visitor information for Historic Royal Palaces

Visitors wishing to enquire about opening hours for Kensington Palace, The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and the Banqueting Hall should visit the Historic Royal Palaces website at www.hrp.org.uk.

Sandringham Estate

Enquiries can be made by post or e-mail.

The Estate Office

Sandringham

Norfolk PE35 6EN

E-mail: [email protected]

Balmoral Estate

Enquiries can be made by post, telephone or e-mail.

The Estates Office

Balmoral Estates

Ballater

Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB

Tel (during 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday): (+44) (0)13397 42534. Please note, calls to this number may be recorded.

Fax: (+44) (0)13397 42271

E-mail: [email protected]

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1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

Website: https://www.army.mod.uk

Cavalry regiment of the British Army.

Region: UK (Wales)

Members of the Royal Family:

The Princess of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief

The King, Colonel In Chief

51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Website: https://www.army.mod.uk

Unit of the Territorial Army based in northern Scotland.

Region: UK (Scotland)

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Royal Colonel

Abbeyfield

Website: https://www.abbeyfield.com

Volunteer-led charity providing housing with support or care for older people.

Region: UK-wide

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

ActionAid

Website: https://www.actionaid.org.uk

International development organisation fighting global poverty.

Region: International

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

Age Cymru

Website: https://www.agecymru.org.uk

Exists to provide support and advice for elderly people in Wales. Created following the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged

Region: UK (Wales)

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

Age UK

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk

Exists to provide support and advice for elderly people. Created following the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged

Region: UK (England)

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

Amref Health Africa

Website: https://www.amref.org

International development charity seeking to improve the health of the disadvantaged in Africa.

Region: International

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

Anglo-Swedish Society

Website: https://www.angloswedishsociety.org.uk

Society to further good relations between Sweden and Great Britain.

Region: UK (England)

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

Army

Website: https://www.army.mod.uk

Terrestrial service of the British Armed Forces.

Region: UK-wide

Members of the Royal Family:

The Duke of Kent, Field Marshal

The Duchess of Kent, Honorary Major General

The King, Field Marshal

Ashden

Website: https://www.ashdenawards.org

Awards scheme promoting sustainable energy projects in the UK and developing countries.

Region: UK-wide

Members of the Royal Family:

The King, Patron

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