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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  • Breast Cancer Care

    Provides support to those suffering from breast cancer and their families.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Kent, Patron
  • Breast Cancer Haven

    Supports the physical and emotional needs of anyone affected by breast cancer.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • Brendoncare Foundation

    Charity dedicated to improving quality of life for older people, and operating residential homes.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society Ltd

    To support wildlife conservation, research and education both nationally and internationally.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Patron
  • British Association of Friends of Museums

    Organisation for friends, volunteers and supporters of museums, galleries and heritage sites.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association

    National governing body for the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • British Cardiovascular Society

    Website: www.royal.uk

    The British Cardiovascular Society is a registered UK charity and professional society for NHS consultants,

    junior doctors and allied health professionals working in cardiovascular medicine. The Society currently

    has around three thousand members working in the area of cardiovascular care and serves as an umbrella

    organisation to a further 21 affiliated NHS organisations’ that work in specific areas of cardiovascular

    disease.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • British Computer Society

    Website: www.bcs.org

    Professional body for individuals working in IT.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Patron
  • British Cycling Federation

    Sporting body promoting recreational and competitive cycling.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • British Dental Association

    Website: www.bda.org

    Professional association for dentists in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron