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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  • 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 in Wales (St. John Cymru Wales)

    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 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 Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Charity helping children with cerebral palsy.

    Region: UK (England)
    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 Hospitallers' Club of Wales

    Club for members and ex-members of St John Ambulance

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Lawn Tennis Association

    Body which promotes the sport of tennis through funding training, competitions and facilities.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Joint Associate Member
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President
    The Duchess of Kent, Associate Member
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron