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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  • Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund

    The Orphans Fund began in 1870 as an Orphanage, which makes it the oldest police charity in the world. In 2020 we will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. The Orphanage closed in 1937 and the modern charity began, which makes 2017 our 80th anniversary.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund
  • Mountain Rescue Council England & Wales

    The national co-ordinating body for volunteer search and rescue teams in England and Wales.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Patron
  • National Playing Fields Association (operating as Fields in Trust)

    Organisation seeking to protect and improve playing fields and other recreational spaces in the UK.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Cambridge, President
  • Royal African Society

    Aims to strengthen links between Africa and Britain and encourage understanding of Africa.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Patron
  • Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

    The BBMF operates flypasts (Lancaster, Hurricanes and Spitfires) and serves as a tribute to the young men who gave their lives in the service of this Country in WWII and in subsequent conflicts.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Patron
  • Royal Air Force Coningsby

    SVCS, AIRFORCE,

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Air Commandant
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

    Aims to advance good medical practice among doctors, surgeons and dentists.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Princess Alexandra, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Fellow
  • Royal Ontario Museum

    Museum

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Life Members
    The Duke of Sussex, Honorary Life Members
  • Scotland, Royal Naval Command

    The Royal Navy's operations in Scotland

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Commodore-in-Chief, Scotland
  • Skill Force

    Skill Force develops programmes and activities to engage disaffected students raising their self esteem, motivation and confidence.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Cambridge, Royal Patron