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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  • Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

    Farming charity helping those in need in the farming community.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Royal Air Force 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron Association

    Association for current and past members of Royal Air Force 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Royal Air Force Odiham

    Air base near Hook in Hampshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Air Commodore
  • Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

    The world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to furthering study of anthropology.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Royal Army Medical Corps

    Corps of doctors who provide medical services to the British Army in peacetime and in conflict.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel In Chief
  • Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Corps of Transport Association

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Veterans' organisation fostering friendship and espirit de corps.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, PATRON
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Life Member
  • Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation

    The Foundation is engaged on the production of a Roll of Honour detailing all those members of the Force who lost their lived while on duty. The Roll is being prepared in manuscript and will list over 1000 names. Arrangements have been made for it to be kept in the RAF Church of St Clement Danes.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron
  • Royal Blind (Services for the Blind and Scottish War Blinded)

    The education, training and employment of people with visual impairment and their general assistance

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

    Website: www.rics.org

    Leading source of land, property, construction and environmental knowledge, promoting best practice.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)

    Reserve regiment of the British Army.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Honorary Colonel