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 Cinque Ports Golf Club

    Golf club in Kent.

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

    Promotes excellence in all aspects of ophthalmic practice.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal County Down Golf Club

    Golf club in County Down.

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Free Charity

    Charity supporting work of the Royal Free Hospital in London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    Trust providing a network of care across north London and Hertfordshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Guild of St Sebastian (Royal Guild of Archers of St. Sebastian - Bruges)

    Ancient Flemish order of archers based in Bruges, Belgium.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Member
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Honorary Member
  • Royal Highland Fusiliers Of Canada, The

    SVCS, ARMY, CWEALTH,

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief
  • Royal Hospital School

    Co-educational boarding school in Suffolk.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Visitor/Honorary Member
  • Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd and 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment)

    Unit of the British Army.

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Colonel In Chief
  • Royal Jersey Golf Club

    Golf club in Jersey.

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