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 Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA)

    Promotes the welfare of limbless ex-Service men and women, and their families.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • British Mexican Society

    Promotes cultural and business links between Britain and Mexico.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, 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
  • Cambridge House

    Voluntary organisation working in Southwark, London, to alleviate the local effects of poverty.

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

    Website: www.cruk.org

    Charity dedicated to funding cancer research and providing support for cancer patients.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Joint President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    Princess Alexandra, Joint President
  • Canine Partners for Independence

    Dog training for people with physical disabilities.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Christ's Hospital

    Philanthropic school based in Horsham, West Sussex.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • City of Gloucester

    English cathedral city.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, HONORARY FREEMAN
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Freeman
  • City of London

    Historic mercantile centre of London, covering one square mile.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Princess Alexandra, Freeman
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Freeman
    Her Majesty The Queen, Honorary Freeman
    The Duke of Kent, Freeman
    The Duke of Gloucester, Freeman
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Freeman
    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Freeman
  • Construction Youth Trust

    Charitable trust assisting people under the age of 30 to acquire construction industry skills.

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