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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  • The Royal Scottish Society of Arts

    Promotes the advancement of science, technology, engineering and manufacture.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Smithfield Club

    Agricultural society.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice President
    The Countess of Wessex, Immediate Past President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Vice President
  • The Royal Society

    Scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Fellow
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Fellow
    The Duke of York, Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Fellow
  • The Royal Society for Blind Children

    Provides financial assistance to blind and visually impaired people on low incomes.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (R.S.A.)

    Seeks to encourage enterprise and social development through training and research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Princess Royal, President
    The Duke of Gloucester, Fellow
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

    Works to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife through campaigns and research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society for the Support of Women of Scotland

    Website: www.igf.org

    Provides financial aid to women of Scottish birth or education with professional backgrounds.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies

    Runs family care centres across Sydney, providing guidance on parenting issues.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh

    The RSE is an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland.

    We were established in 1783 and since then have drawn upon the considerable strengths and varied expertise of our Fellows, of which there are currently around 1600, who are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Fellowship
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society of Medicine

    Website: www.rsm.ac.uk

    Provides continuing medical education for doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeons.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Fellow