Governor’s Parade

Each Sunday from April – November a small group of Chelsea Pensioners wearing their full ceremonial uniforms go on Parade in the Royal Hospital’s central courtyard Figure Court.  During the short parade before the Sunday Chapel service, they are inspected by the Royal Hospital’s Duty Governor and Duty Officer. This long-held tradition can be watched by Chapel goers and members of the public visiting the site. 

Times: 10.40am – 10.55am

Sundays from April until November 

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Christmas is almost here and although life is still far from normal the Chelsea Pensioners are enjoying being part of our community at this special time. We are celebrating in many of the traditional ways at the Royal Hospital – while ensuring guidelines are followed and the Chelsea Pensioners stay as safe as possible. 

Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
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Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

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