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 British Equestrian Federation

    Website: www.bef.co.uk

    International governing body for horse sports in Great Britain.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • The British Horse Loggers

    Group of professional contractors who work horses by choice in contemporary forestry.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Life Membership
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Honorary Life Membership
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Brooke Hospital for Animals

    Relieves the suffering of horses, donkeys and mules in Egypt, India, Jordan and Pakistan.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, President
  • The Carmarthen & District Youth Opera

    Offers young people in Carmarthen the chance to experience Opera

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • The Cavalry and Guards Club

    Military club based in Piccadilly, London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
    The Duke of York, Honorary Member
    The Duke of Kent, President
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Lady Patron
  • The Charleston Trust

    Historic property in Sussex housing a collection of Bloomsbury art and hosting two annual literary festivals

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • The Children's Hospice South West

    hospice providing care for children in the South West of England

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • The College of Podiatry

    Professional body for podiatrists and students of podiatry.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
  • The Cornish Federation of Male Voice Choirs

    Representative body for male voice choirs in Cornwall

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Joint Patrons
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Joint Patrons
  • The Cornwall Community Foundation

    Supports projects that engage Cornish people in making their communities better places to live.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron