The Chelsea Pensioners have had the pleasure to be among the first to see a very special wedding cake produced to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage.

World-renowned show jumping event, the Longines Global Champions Tour has taken place for the first time at the Royal Hospital Chelsea earlier this month.

Every year the Chelsea Pensioners are welcome guests on the Channel Islands, for a celebration of history, Liberation and reconciliation.

Special concert series returns to the Royal Hospital for third year - Belle & Sebastian among headliners

The Chelsea Pensioners were given a sneak preview of British pop band Madness' new album 'Can't Touch Us Now'.

A group of six Chelsea Pensioners and staff of the Royal Hospital Chelsea have visited a Personnel Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire. 

Chelsea Pensioners enter the festive mood as they celebrate the annual “Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses”

The Royal Hospital Chelsea hosts ‘tribute to a tribute’ in commemoration of the Menin Gate ceremony

On the 6th November, the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be performing a number of pieces from Handel as part of the RHC Concert Series 10th Anniversary.

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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

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