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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  • Malawi Rifles

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Unit of the Malawian Armed Forces.

    Region: Other Commonwealth Country
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief
  • Manchester Geographical Society

    Aims to further geographical knowledge, and to encourage the study of geography at all levels

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary

    Large city-centre hospital in Manchester.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Marine Society and Sea Cadets

    Website: www.ms-sc.org

    Provides personal development opportunities and support for youngsters in a maritime context.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Admiral
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

    Website: www.lords.org

    Prominent cricket club based at Lord's Cricket Ground, London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Life Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets

    The UK's civilian shipping and fishing bodies.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Master
  • Methodist Local Preachers' Mutual Aid Association (now the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust or LWPT)

    Website: lwpt.org.uk

    Provides financial help and residential care to Methodist lay preachers and their families.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Central London hospital, treating people with all kinds of eye conditions and diseases.

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

    Charity enabling the disabled to obtain a car, powered wheelchair or scooter to help with mobility.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Chief Patron
  • Mothers' Union

    Christian organisation for women and men, focussing on marriage and family life.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron