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In accordance with Government and Public Health England advice, only the most essential public access to the Royal Hospital is permitted. All scheduled on-site events and activities have been cancelled or postponed until we are confident that there is no longer a risk to the Chelsea Pensioners. Safeguarding our resident community is our paramount concern.

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At the Royal Hospital Chelsea we offer excellent accommodation, comradeship and the highest standards of care for veterans of the British Army in recognition of their loyal service to the Nation.

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"Being in isolation has brought my fellow Pensioners and myself closer together; living through the challenges as a team."

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A Royal Visit

The Royal Hospital was honoured to receive a visit from Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall last week. Her Royal Highness was originally due to visit on Founder's Day as the Reviewing Officer, but was not able to attend due to Coronavirus restrictions.

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King’s Royal Hussars Parade

On Tuesday 23rd June, Chelsea Pensioners – at a distance – were treated to the sunshine and spectacle of the King’s Royal Hussars on parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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