Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Charities and Patronages

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession, the Royal Household is conducting a review of Royal Patronage.  The review will cover the organisations of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Patron and those organisations to which The King and The Queen Consort were connected through Patronage or Presidency as Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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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  • Bowls England

    National governing body for outdoor flat green bowls in England.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Heritage organisation conserving a historic steam locomotive train.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary President
  • Brainwave

    Charity providing therapy for children with developmental delay.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, President
  • 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 King, 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
  • Bridewell Royal Hospital, King Edward's School, Witley

    Website: www.kesw.org

    Founded as a place of sanctuary and training for the destitute children of the City of London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, President
  • 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 Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

    Professional representative body for plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the UK.

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