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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  • British Quality Foundation

    Exists to promote competitiveness amongst UK businesses.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • British School at Rome

    Website: www.bsr.ac.uk

    Promotes study of Italian arts, literature, history and architecture by British and other scholars.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    Princess Alexandra, President
  • British Skydiving

    UK governing body for sport parachuting.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • British Society of Soil Science

    The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), together with its professional body the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS), aims to promote the study and profession of soil science.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • British Sporting Art Trust

    Website: bsat.co.uk

    To promote interest in British Sporting Art

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • British Trust for Ornithology

    Website: www.bto.org

    Promotes bird conservation through volunteer-based surveys of national birdlife.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Patron
  • British Universities and Colleges Sport Limited

    Governing body of university sport, responsible for organising inter-university sports competitions.

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

    Website: www.bva.co.uk

    UK representative body for the veterinary profession.

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

    Charity and Governing body for wheelchair basketballl in the UK.

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

    Opera training organisation giving opportunities for people aged 18-30 to perform in public.

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