A festive tradition dating back to the opening of the Royal Hospital in 1692 – today Dairy UK donated over 270kg of British cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners to tide them over the festive period.
The Christmas period officially got underway today at the Royal Hospital, as the Chelsea Pensioners took part in the tradition of stirring in the ingredients for the Christmas pudding.
The Chelsea Pensioners were the guests of honour last week at a photography exhibition which showcased photos taken by the Pensioners during a course held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea earlier this month.
The UK's current best-selling author invites Chelsea Pensioners and their grandchildren to the launch of his latest book, The Ice Monster, which includes a very special scene with a Chelsea Pensioner at the Royal Hospital.
The Chelsea Pensioners enjoyed a musical performance at the Royal Hospital Chelsea today as The Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment performed a mini concert in Figure Court.
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.
Former Children’s Laureate, Sir Michael Morpurgo and one of the nation’s best loved illustrators, Michael Foreman, visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea to speak to children from local schools and to the Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.