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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  • Wellington College

    Independent boys' public school.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • Welsh Guards

    Regiment of the British Army.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Colonel
    Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief
  • Westminster Abbey

    Ancient Christian place of worship in central London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • Westminster Primary Care Trust

    Central London hospital.

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

    Independent school in central London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • Windsor and Eton Choral Society

    Music society based in Berkshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

    Charity offering fellowships to British citizens to acquire knowledge and experience overseas.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • YHA (England and Wales)

    Organisation providing budget accommodation for young people and families.

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

    Christian organisation supporting young people in areas such as housing, education and employment.

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

    Umbrella body for Scottish branches of the youth service organisation.

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