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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  • British Dental Association

    Website: www.bda.org

    Professional association for dentists in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • British Diabetic Association (k/a Diabetes UK)

    Works for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping diabetics.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • British Fencing Association

    Governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing in Britain.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • British Olympic Association

    Aims to develop the Olympic movement in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • British Open Brass Band Championship

    Music competition.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • British School at Rome

    Website: www.bsr.ac.uk

    Promotes study of Italian arts, literature, history and architecture by British and other scholars.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    Princess Alexandra, President
  • British Veterinary Association

    Website: www.bva.co.uk

    UK representative body for the veterinary profession.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Camborne School of Mines

    Part of the University of Exeter, researching the Earth's natural processes and resources.

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

    Orchestra composed of members drawn from both Northern Ireland and Eire.

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Joint Patron
  • Canadian Cancer Society

    Website: www.cancer.ca

    Community-based organisation aimed at eradicating of and enhancing quality of life for sufferers.

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