Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    Professional opera company based in Glasgow.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • SeeAbility (The Royal London School for the Blind)

    Helps individuals who are blind or partially sighted to achieve their potential.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • SHINE

    Provides information about spina bifida and hydrocephalus to individuals, families and carers.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Patron
  • St John Ambulance Cymru

    Provides first aid services and training for communities in Wales.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Commandant-in-Chief
  • St John's School, Leatherhead

    Independent school in Leatherhead, Surrey.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Anglo-Danish Society

    Promotes closer understanding between the UK and Denmark by arranging lectures and social events.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Protector of the Society's Scholarship Programme
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Arts Society

    Works to maintain historic buildings and to develop art appreciation for the young.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Children's Society

    Runs children's projects and seeks to influence Government policy towards young people.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal President
  • The Embroiderers' Guild

    Crafts association and educational charity, encouraging people to discover embroidery.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

    One of the four Inns of Court in London, made up of judges, barristers and pupils.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Royal Bencher
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Bencher
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Bencher