Some information on this website may be out of date following the recent announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.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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  • Royal Perth Golfing Society and Country and City Club

    Golf club in Perth.

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

    Golf club in County Antrim.

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Society for Asian Affairs

    Society founded in 1901 to promote knowledge and understanding of Asia.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal St David's Golf Club

    Golf club in Gwynedd.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Thames Yacht Club, The

    The oldest sailing club in the UK, with a wide range of national and international sailing fixtures.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Commodore
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Member
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

    Website: www.rusi.org

    Leading forum in the UK for national and international defence and security.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, International Advisory Board Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of York, Member of Advisory Board
    The Duke of Kent, President
  • Royal Victoria Yacht Club, British Columbia

    Canadian club encouraging yachting, boating, navigation and seamanship.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Royal Winchester Golf Club

    Golf club in Winchester, Hampshire.

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

    Annual equestrian show held in Windsor Great Park.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Royal Vice President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of York, Royal Vice President
    The Duke of Edinburgh, President
    The Earl of Wessex, Royal Vice President
    The Princess Royal, Royal Vice President
  • Ryedale Festival

    The Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues in and around Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.

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

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