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 Air Reserve of Canada

    Voluntary unit of Canada's Air Force.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Colonel in Chief
  • The All Manipur Polo Association

    Sports club based in Manipur, India.

    Region: Other Commonwealth Country
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Almshouse Association

    Supports almshouses charities in the UK to help older people to live in comfort and security.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice Royal Patron
  • The Alnwick Gardens Trust

    Appeal to raise funds to restore the gardens of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The AMAR International Charitable Foundation

    Provides aid for refugees fleeing crises in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Ancient Monuments Society

    Organisation engaged in the study and conservation of historic buildings and monuments.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Army Air Corps

    Provides battlefield helicopters and some fixed wing aircraft for the British Army.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Colonel in Chief
  • The Artists' General Benevolent Institution

    Organisation which seeks to ensure the welfare of artists.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

    Website: www.abrsm.org

    Music examining board operating worldwide.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Prince of Wales, President
  • The Association of Marshall Scholars

    Association of Americans who have attended a British university with a Marshall scholarship.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Honorary Patron