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 Royal Yacht Squadron Isle of Wight Foundation

    To promote opportunities in the marine industry for young people living on the Isle of Wight that they would otherwise be prevented from achieving by providing financial help and mentoring.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Patron
  • The Seafarers Charity

    Offers grants and support services to help sailors and their families.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Earl of Wessex, President
  • The Tennis and Rackets Association

    National governing body for the sports of real tennis and rackets.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Patron
  • The Worshipful Company of Coopers

    City livery company administering six charitable trusts & contribute to 120 good causes especially in East End of London, Coburn School at Upminster and Strodes College, Egham

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Fuellers

    City of London Livery Company with its history steeped in coal but has since diversified and represents all sectors of the energy industry. Charitable Trust Fund for the relief of poverty, education, research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Immediate Past Master
  • The Worshipful Company of Gardeners

    City livery company promoting the practice of good gardening and supporting horticultural education.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Past Master
  • The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers

    Ancient City of London guild running four school foundations and making charitable grants.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Member of the Court of Assistants
  • The Wren Project

    A scheme to restore and rejuvenate the historic Sir Christopher Wren church of St James's

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Patron
  • Travellers Club

    Private members' club.

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

    Higher education establishment

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Earl of Wessex, Chancellor