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 Peter Jones Foundation

    To encourage enterprise in children through education, training and building the right skills

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • The Princess Louise Fusiliers

    Army reserve unit in Nova Scotia

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief
  • The Returned & Services League of Australia Limited

    Provides advocacy and welfare services for serving and ex-service Defence Force members.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Life Membership
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Life Member
    The Duke of York, Honorary Life Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Air Squadron

    Supports British military and civil aviation.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Air Commodore
    The Duke of York, Honorary Member
  • The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh

    Private Member's Gold Club

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Membership
  • The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League

    Charity providing financial aid to needy ex-Service men and women around the Commonwealth.

    Region: Other Commonwealth Country
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Grand President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust

    Website: www.rfact.uk

    The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust (registered charity 298201) was set up in 1987 as a complement to the Royal Fine Art Commission, the Government’s independent adviser on matters affecting public amenity and aesthetics in England and Wales. Over the past thirty years, the Trust has sought to promote visual awareness and public appreciation of high-quality design, for example through educational initiatives and an architecture award. Today it continues to advance its charitable objectives through commentary on design matters, by undertaking or commissioning relevant research and by partnering projects where its involvement can add value

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland

    British Army Regiment

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Royal Colonel
  • The Royal Household Golf Club

    Golf club for Royal Household employees.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of York, President
  • The Royal Institute of Navigation

    Learned society for navigation and furthering its development.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow