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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  • HMS LANCASTER

    Frigate in the Royal Navy.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Sponsor
  • HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

    Aircraft carrier and flagship of the Royal Navy, launched in 2014 by The Queen.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Sponsor
  • Hospital of Sir John Hawkins, Knight, in Chatham

    Provides almshouses in Kent for mariners who have served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Governor
  • I CAN (Invalid Children's Aid Nationwide)

    Charity fostering speech development in children with communication skills.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • IACR-Rothamsted

    The UK's largest agricultural research centre, based in Hertfordshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Higher education institution located in London, specialising in sciences and technology.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, IOM3

    Website: www.iom3.org

    Promotes and develops all aspects of the international materials, minerals and mining community.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Hon Fellow
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire)

    Website: www.iode.ca

    Women's charitable organisation aiming to improve quality of life for children and young people.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Ipswich School

    Independent, co-educational school in Suffolk.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • Irish Guards

    Infantry regiment of the Foot Guards of the British Army.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Colonel
    Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief