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 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:
    The Princess Royal, Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Captain General
    The Duke of York, Member
    The Duke of Kent, Member
  • The Honourable Company of Air Pilots

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

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

    Lincoln's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court. The Inns of Court have played a fundamental role in preparing students for call to the Bar and their progress to professional competence as barristers for many centuries. With that role at its heart, it is nonetheless a very multifarious organisation: a collegiate and educational institution, a membership organisation, a professional body, a landlord, a custodian of historic buildings, a banqueting venue and a tourist attraction.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Royal Bencher
    The Duke of Kent, 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 Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Fellow
    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • 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
  • The Northern Meeting

    Encourages the traditional music of the Scottish Highlands, and holds an annual piping competition.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • The Omani Britain Friendship Association (OBFA)

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Association promoting business and academics links between the United Kingdom and Sultanate of Oman.

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