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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  • London Scottish Football Club

    One of the oldest Scottish rugby clubs

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Royal Patron
  • Longhope Lifeboat Museum Trust

    Historic lifeboat shed located on the Pentland Firth in Orkney.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • Lord Lyon Society

    Website: www.royal.uk

    The Society is an independent charity registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator. The

    purpose of the Society is:

    1. To promote Scottish heraldry, genealogy and related arts, heritage and culture.

    2. To advance heraldic, genealogical and Scottish heritage through education and

    engagement with young people.

    3. To aid and support the protection and preservation of the records, archives and

    collections of the Court and Office of the Lord Lyon.

    4. To aid and support the digitisation of those records and to make them accessible to the

    public at no cost.

    5. To support and promote the contribution by the Scottish diaspora, especially within the

    Commonwealth, to heraldic, genealogical and cultural education.

    "The Society has recently been established as a Scottish Charity to support the work of the Court of the Lord Lyon. In particular, the Society intends to widen access to the wealth of records held by the Court of the Lord Lyon and to make the work of the Lord Lyon more widely known.

    I am aware that Her Royal Highness was Patron of the 27 Heraldic Congress which was held in St Andrews in 2006, and it is very much hoped that she would consider accepting the Patronage of this new Society and the work that it will do to promote wider knowledge of the unique history of Scottish heraldry."

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • Magpas Air Ambulance Capital Campaign

    Critical care air ambulance service and training of paramedics.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • Marine Society & Sea Cadets

    Website: www.ms-sc.org

    Provides personal development opportunities and support for youngsters in a maritime context.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Admiral
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Maritime UK

    A unprecedented partnership of all commercial, professional and recreational maritime sectors.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • Medical Equestrian Association

    Organisation providing medical cover at equestrian events and research into accident prevention.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, President
  • Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit

    Cambridge research unit investigating the influence of food on humans.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • Medical Research Scotland

    A medical charity which supports high quality clincians annd scientists at the start of research careers working in Scotland's universities and hospitals

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • Memorial to the Women of World War II

    Trust created to commemorate the role of Servicewomen during World War II.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Vice Patron