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Duchess of Cornwall meets Chelsea Pensioners

The Duchess of Cornwall has taken part in the annual Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The Duchess toured the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary and met groups of pensioners and staff.

The Parade commemorates the founding of the hospital by King Charles II in 1660.

The Duchess of Cornwall meets Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Hospital before attending the annual Founder's day Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment
The Pensioners are usually reviewed by a member of the Royal Family Credit: Bethany Clarke/The Times/PA Wire
The Duchess described the Pensioners as a "salutary reminder to the public, of the importance of service to one's country". Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment