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 Work Foundation

    Not-for-profit organisation seeking to make workplaces more effective and successful.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Member
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • The World of Glass

    Museum in St. Helens, Merseyside, demonstrating glass production.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers

    City livery company.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Kent, Liveryman
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Freeman And Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Engineers

    Trade association for engineers.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Liveryman And Assistant Emeritus
    The Princess Royal, Liveryman
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Freeman
  • The Worshipful Company of Marketors

    Promotes excellence in marketing education and practice.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • The Worshipful Company of Mercers

    Ancient City livery company administering a large programme of charitable grant-making.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Freeman And Liveryman
    The Duke of Kent, Freeman And Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Musicians

    Encourages and promotes musical performance and education and supports young musicians.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Kent, Honorary Freeman
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Freeman
  • The Writers' Guild of Great Britain

    Ttrade union representing UK writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film and video games.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • 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