An annual celebration at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Founder's Day commemorates the escape of the future King Charles II from parliamentary forces after the Battle of Worcester (1651) and is held as close as possible to his birthday on the 29th May.
The Chelsea Pensioners are usually reviewed by a member of the Royal Family, and most recently were reviewed by HRH The Duke of Kent.
The Duke of Kent meets Chelsea Pensioners on Parade
In recognition of the Oak tree that King Charles II was concealed in, the statue of King Charles II in Figure Court is partly shrouded in oak leaves and all participants and spectators wear sprigs of oak leaves.
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Property developer pledges its continued support for the Chelsea Pensioners by becoming a silver Corporate Friend of the Royal Hospital.
Retail sales of seed of Mr Fothergill's Poppy Victoria Cross this Spring (January to June 2014) have raised more than £24,000 for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.