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 University of Wales Trinity St David

    Centre of higher education based in Cardiff, offering high-quality teaching and research.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor And Protector
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship (The Victoria League)

    London-based organisation promoting friendship and understanding among Commonwealth peoples.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Friend
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Welsh Pony and Cob Society

    Native breed society.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Women's Royal Army Corps Association

    Female veterans' association providing financial assistance and linking ex-comrades.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Kent, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • 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 Shipwrights

    Livery company supporting charitable works, and education and training in maritime fields.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Permanent Master
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of York, Freeman
  • The Yellow Labrador Club

    Dog breed club aiming to maintain the breed of the yellow labrador.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Zoological Society of London

    Website: www.zsl.org

    Charity devoted to conservation and education, and supporting the London Zoo.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
  • Theatre Royal Windsor Trust

    Raises funds for the maintenance of the historic Theatre Royal in Windsor.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Thoroughbred Breeders' Association

    Official body representing thoroughbred horse breeders in Great Britain.

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