|Where:||London at Chelsea Hospital|
|When:||Early June (often a Thursday)|
Founders Day at Chelsea Hospital is held in early June each year to commemorate King Charles II, who founded the hospital in the seventeenth century as a residential retirement home for old soldiers. Charles II’s birthday and his Restoration both fell on May 29th; the Parade used to be held annually on this date but has now moved to a variable date in early June. The Chelsea Pensioners will be wearing their distinctive red coats and royalty will be present – only invited guests may attend.
Attendance is by invitation only so you can’t just turn up.
In 2016 Founders Day was celebrated on Thursday June 9th – 2017 date is yet to be announced.
Click here for the webste : http://www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk
Photo by Charlie Dave.
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