Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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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  • 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 Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President
    The Duchess of Kent, Associate Member
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
    The Duke of Kent, Joint Associate Member
  • The Lullaby Trust

    Charity working to prevent sudden infant deaths and promote baby health.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Ralph Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary Celebrations

    2022 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth. The Vaughan Williams Society, the RVW Trust and the village of his birth will be marking this anniversary with a series of recitals, concerts and special events. A new stained-glass window in memory of Vaughan Williams is being commissioned to be placed in All Saints' Church, Down Ampney, where his father had been vicar and RVW was baptised. One of his most famous hymn tunes is called 'Down Ampney'.

    The year will culminate with a special service of Choral Evensong on Wednesday 12th October at Gloucester Cathedral, when the man and his music will be celebrated.

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

    Army regiment based in Bermuda.

    Region: Other Commonwealth Country
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Colonel In Chief
  • The Royal School of Needlework

    Educational institution which teaches the art of hand embroidery.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Patron
    The Duchess of Gloucester, President
  • The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers

    Ancient livery company promoting the craft of basketry, and raising funds for charity.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Drapers

    City livery company administering a number of charitable trusts.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary Freeman
    Her Majesty The Queen, Freeman
  • The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers

    City livery company still involved in fan-making, and supporting charitable causes.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers

    Historic livery company of the City of London, linked to the craft of gold and silver threadwork.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary Liveryman