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 Association of the Friends of Lincoln Cathedral

    Fund-raising organisation working for the conservation of Lincoln's ancient cathedral.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Member
  • The Australian Club

    Private members' club based in Sydney.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Member
  • The British and Commonwealth Fire Company Foundation "Fundacion 14"

    The Foundation's role is to support the 14th Fire and Rescue Company including financing for major projects, education and training.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Member
  • The British Paralympic Association

    Responsible for selecting, entering, funding and managing Britain's teams at the Paralympic Games.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Patron
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

    Website: www.dofe.org

    Organisation offering young people a challenging and rewarding programme of personal development.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, UK Trustee
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Young Canadians Challenge Charter for Business

    Website: www.royal.uk

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    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Chairman
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Canada

    Website: www.royal.uk

    The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Canada

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Patron
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

    Umbrella body co-ordinating organisations running The Duke of Edinburgh's Award worldwide.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
    The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, International Council

    Organisation upholding the principles and standards of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme internationally.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Member, International Council
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, International Special Projects

    Special capital fund to support young people at risk around the world using the structure of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Chairman