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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  • International Festival for Business (IFB)

    The core purpose of International Festival for Business is to help participating companies increase international trade and reinforce the UK’s position as the home of international business.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • International Space Innovation Centre

    Research

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • International Year of Light, 2015

    International Year of Light, 2015 (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Inverness Golf Club

    Golf club in northern Scotland.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary President
  • Jubilee Sailing Trust

    Charity for able bodied and disabled to share challenge of crewing tall ships at sea.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Killyleagh Yacht Club

    Yacht club in Northern Ireland. HRH is Baron Killyleagh.

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Joint Patron
  • Kohima Educational Trust

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Founded by veterans of the Battle of Kohima to honour the people of Nagaland through educational activities.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Lakefield College School

    Co-educational school in Lakefield, Ontario, founded in 1879. HRH attended for a year.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Trustee
    The Duke of York, Honorary Chairperson
  • London Metropolitan University

    Large university offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in many subjects, based in London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Doctor Of Philosophy
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • Lucifer Golfing Society

    Golf club.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron