We host a series of events throughout the year exclusively for Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and members of the Governor’s Circle. Our events are not open to the general public, but we do encourage our members to bring guests.

Our bespoke bi-annual programme includes lectures, seasonal on-site events, visits to historic houses and military sites, and more.

Our current Friends’ events programme has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to resume these events in the future. Please contact the Friends Membership team for more information: friends@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk


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HRH, The Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh Painting
Chelsea Pensioners share recollections of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Royal Hospital Chelsea community continues to send our thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. Many of our Chelsea Pensioners were fortunate enough to meet HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Hospital’s Founder’s Day celebrations or through his other official duties.

Infirmary Bombing
Remembering the Soane Infirmary bombing

Today marks 80 years following the bombing of the Royal Hospital’s Infirmary during the Second World War. The magnificent Infirmary, which once stood on the current site of the National Army Museum, was hit by a parachute bomb on 16 April 1941 – destroying most of the building and tragically ending the lives of 13 people.

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