The Chelsea Pensioners welcomed Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, alongside members of the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs to their home on Friday 7th September.

Today First Lady of the USA, Melania Trump, visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea as part of her inaugural visit to the UK as First Lady.

Staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea were delighted to meet James Blunt ahead of his performance for the Live at Chelsea concert series last month.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent reviewed the Chelsea Pensioners and General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB OBE announced as the new Governor of the Royal Hospital.

Christmas Cake donated by the Australian Defence Force as a symbol of the enduring friendship between the UK and Australia

The Chelsea Pensioners have paraded at the Royal Hospital Chelsea's Founder's Day on 8 June, reviewed by His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex.

The Princess Royal attends Founder's Day, and officially opens the recently refurbished Wren designed ‘Long Wards’ by unveiling a plaque at the historic home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

It has been announced that HRH The Princess Anne will be the Reviewing Officer in attendance at this year's Founder's Day.

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.

The Duke of Kent has visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea to enjoy the Chelsea Pensioners’ 322nd annual Founder’s Day Parade, which commemorates the founding of the Hospital by King Charles II in 1682.

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Chelsea Pensioner, John Riley (86) on combatting loneliness

According to Government figures, around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. John experienced intense loneliness when his wife passed away and tells us how he learnt to overcome his feelings of social isolation. 

Catherine of Braganza - Friends' Lecture
Event Spotlight: Catherine of Braganza Lecture

Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea were joined by members of the Anglo-Portuguese Society for a fascinating lecture on Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who became wife of King Charles II and Queen of England.

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