Communicating with the Queen

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The Queen and all members of the royal family have private secretaries who deal with their correspondence.

For the address of The Queen's Private Secretary, see box below.

Unless you are personally known to the Sovereign, any letter to The Queen should be addressed to 'The Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen'. There is no need to address the private secretary by name, but if there is subsequent correspondence this should be addressed to the actual writer of the reply.

How to Write to The Private Secretary

Commence the letter Dear Sir
Close the letter Yours faithfully
First reference to The Queen Her Majesty The Queen
Subsequent references to The Queen The Queen
Substitute 'she' and 'her' With 'Her Majesty' and 'Her Majesty's'
Envelope The Private Secretary to
Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA
 
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