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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  • University of Sussex

    Higher-education institution in Brighton, East Sussex.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • University of the Highlands and Islands

    Website: www.uhi.ac.uk

    The University provides access to undergraduate and postgraduate study, and research opportunities through a distinctive partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions. Each institution has its own character and contributes to the distinctive organisation that is the University of the Highlands and Islands

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Chancellor
  • University of Westminster

    Educational and research establishment based in central London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Variety Australia

    Raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and disabled children in Australia.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • Variety, The Children's Charity' (formerly The Variety Club of Great Britain)

    Showbusiness organisation helping disabled & disadvantaged children.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Gold Card Life Member
  • Versus Arthritis

    Raises funds to promote medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritic conditions.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • Victim Support

    National charity providing confidential support to people affected by crime.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, President
  • Victim Support Scotland

    Voluntary organisation providing support to people in Scotland affected by crime.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, President
  • Victoria Cross and George Cross Association

    Association of holders of the VC and GC, awarded for outstanding bravery.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Prince of Wales, President
  • Virginia Water Football Club

    FOOTBALL, SPORT,

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron