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 Fleet Air Arm Museum

    Museum of naval aviation, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • The Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association

    Focal point for all who are professionally and socially bound by an interest in naval aviation.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Member
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • The Friends of the Imperial War Museum

    Group of people raising money to support the Imperial War Museum.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Member
  • The Gordonstoun Association

    Alumni organisation for former pupils of Gordonstoun.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Member
    The Duke of York, Member
  • The Helicopter Club of Great Britain

    Promotes safe and considerate helicopter flying and organises helicopter events.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Member
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • The Honourable Artillery Company

    Unit providing target information and intelligence for the deep strike systems of the British Army.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Captain General
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Member
    The Duke of York, Member
    The Duke of Kent, Member
    The Princess Royal, Member
  • The Honourable Company of Air Pilots

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Livery company for pilots and navigators and those with aviation interests.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Grand Master
    The Duke of Kent, Freeman/Liveryman
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

    One of the four Inns of Court admitting individuals to the rank of barrister.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Royal Bencher
    The Duke of York, Royal Bencher
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers

    Charity that exists to promote civil engineering, and acts as a qualifying body for the sector.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Fellow
  • The Ladder Foundation

    The Ladder Foundation covers all branches of the 'Ladder' initiatives. It aims to create more apprenticeship and training opportunities for young people across the UK.

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