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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  • Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

    Website: www.rusi.org

    Leading forum in the UK for national and international defence and security.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, International Advisory Board Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of York, Member of Advisory Board
    The Duke of Kent, President
  • Royal Victoria Yacht Club, British Columbia

    Canadian club encouraging yachting, boating, navigation and seamanship.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Winchester Golf Club

    Golf club in Winchester, Hampshire.

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

    Annual equestrian show held in Windsor Great Park.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, President
    The Duke of York, Royal Vice President
  • Ryedale Festival

    Promotion of the arts in North Yorkshire Welcome to the Ryedale Festival 2018, bringing great music and top-class performers to beautiful and historic venues, in a unique and friendly atmosphere amid idyllic North Yorkshire countryside.

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

    Charity helping people currently or previously employed in the Merchant Navy or fishing fleets.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC)

    Website: www.ssvc.com

    Charity providing entertainment, TV and radio communications for the Armed Forces worldwide.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • SickKids Foundation

    Global leader in paediatric health research and care. Partner association to the Hospital for Sick Children.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Small Arms School Corps

    Support the Armed Forces on a Joint-Service basis as Corps of instructors in firearms and ropes.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Colonel In Chief
  • Society for Nautical Research

    Encourages research into matters relating to seafaring and shipbuilding

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