Charities and Patronages

Members of the Royal Family have links with hundreds of charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations. Some are well known, while others may be smaller bodies working in a very specialist area or on a local basis only.

Having a Royal patron or president provides vital publicity for the work of these organisations, and allows their enormous achievements and contributions to society to be recognised.

You can use this database to find the organisations with which members of the Royal Family are associated.

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  • Association for all Speech Impaired Children (Afasic)

    UK charity working with children and young adults affected by speech and communication impairments.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • Association for Science Education

    Professional association for teachers of science in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • Association of English Cathedrals project for the year of 2020: Year of Cathedrals and Pilgrimage

    The Association of English Cathedrals (AEC) was formed in 1990 as an unincorporated association to represent the interests of English Anglican Cathedrals in negotiations with English Heritage about a Cathedrals Grant Scheme.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (Merseyside Branch)

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Branch established in 1947, Members were or are WWII veterans and ex-National servicemen.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)

    Information for visitors to some of Britain's biggest and best-known attractions, attracting 1 million visitors a year to the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, President
  • Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men

    Local society intended to foster interest in the heritage of the county of Kent.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Patron
  • Association of Royal Yachtsmen

    Association of personnel who served in the Royal Yacht Britannia.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, President
  • Association of Sail Training Organisations

    To promote and publicise the benefits of Sail Training in the UK. The UK Sail Training fleet is operated by over 30 independent charities.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations

    To promote agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows and other events. Encourage and share best practice between agricultural societies and related organisations; Encourage and support education across the full spectrum of agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows, conferences, projects

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

    Professional association for general surgeons.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron And Honorary Fellow