Some information on this website may be out of date following the recent announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.

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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  • British Exploring Society (BSES Expeditions)

    The object of the Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational, challenging, scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron In Chief
  • British-Kazakh Society

    The British-Kazakh Society was founded in 2002 to promote and develop relations between Kazakhstan and the UK at all levels.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Patron
  • Broughton House Home for Ex-Service Personnel

    To provide accommodation and treatment for persons who are in need of care who have served, at some time in their lives, in a branch of the British Armed Forces or Merchant Navy.

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

    Police organisation for the State of California, USA.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Police Inspector
  • Catalyst Inc

    Catalyst Inc is an independent, not-for profit Science Park in Northern Ireland,

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patrom
  • Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence

    The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a world-class research, skills, education and business campus in East London.

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

    City Gateway is a charity dedicated to bringing hope to the local communities of Tower Hamlets that haven't benefited from the area’s wider economic development.

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

    Provides golfing facilities for Australians in the UK. Founded in 1947.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

    Organisation of people working in trade and industry in Sheffield, promoting business and training.

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

    Constructionarium provides a “hands-on” construction experience for students and professionals; where participants construct scaled down versions of bridges, buildings, dams and civil engineering projects from all around the world. The principle is to link academic institutes with industry and to ensure that the students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical, safe and relevant environment.

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

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