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 Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

    Livery company supporting charitable works, and education and training in maritime fields.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Permanent Master
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of York, Freeman
  • The Yorkshire Agricultural Society

    Website: www.yas.co.uk

    Supports Yorkshire farmers and organises the Great Yorkshire Show.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

    Website: www.ydmt.org

    Charity seeking to preserve the natural and architectural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Young Dragons / Dreigiau Ifanc Cymru

    provides opportunities for promoting good citizenship among young people in Wales

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Youth United Foundation

    Network of voluntary youth organisations working together to increase access to the opportunities we offer young people, particularly in disadvantaged areas.

    Mrs Sue Lomas stepped down as Chair in 2015 and was replaced in Oct 2015 by Jennie Price CBE

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Zoological Society of London

    Website: www.zsl.org

    Charity devoted to conservation and education, and supporting the London Zoo.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    The Prince of Wales, Vice Patron
  • Troop Aid

    charity providing basic essentials to unjured service personnel

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • Ty Hafan: The Children's Hospice in Wales

    Offers palliative care for terminally sick children and respite support for their families.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • Variety Australia

    Raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and disabled children in Australia.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • Victoria Cross and George Cross Association

    Association of holders of the VC and GC, awarded for outstanding bravery.

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