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.
RHC staff Gary&Jo are running a half marathon to fundraise for the Chelsea Pensioners' Appeal. Pls sponsor them: http://t.co/wd730aHbME
The US Under Secretary of Defence for Personnel and Readiness Jessica L Wright has visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea as part of an official visit to the UK.
Property developer pledges its continued support for the Chelsea Pensioners by becoming a silver Corporate Friend of the Royal Hospital.