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US First Lady Meets Chelsea Pensioners

Melania Chelsea pensioner high five CREDIT PA

Mrs Trump visited the hospital while the US President was at Sandhurst. (Image: PA).

The First Lady of the United States has met Chelsea pensioners during a visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.

Melania Trump is in the UK with US President Donald Trump, and was joined by the Prime Minister's husband for the visit.

Upon arrival, Mrs Trump met Lieutenant Colonel Nicky Mott, hospital CEO Gary Lashko and Chelsea pensioners John Riley, Alan Collins and Marjorie Cole.

Mrs Trump played bowls with Mr May on the green outside the hospital, after being shown how to make remembrance poppies by children from Saint George's Church of England primary school.

The First Lady had a go at making one, and told the children: "Thank you for helping me."

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The First Lady took poppy making tips from school children. (Image: PA).

She showed Mr May her effort and joked: "Very professional."

After the poppy making, Mrs Trump listened to school children talk about values and service.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded as a retirement home for soldiers by King Charles II in the 1680s.

Last year, the Earl of Wessex has reviewed the Chelsea Pensioners as part of celebrations at the 100th annual Founder's Day Parade.

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