Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Charities and Patronages

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession, the Royal Household is conducting a review of Royal Patronage.  The review will cover the organisations of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Patron and those organisations to which The King and The Queen Consort were connected through Patronage or Presidency as Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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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  • Cerebral Palsy Cymru

    Charity helping children in Wales who have cerebral palsy.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • Cerebral Palsy Scotland

    Charity helping children in Scotland who have cerebral palsy.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • Chailey Heritage Foundation

    Special school for children with complex physical disabilities and associated learning problems.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • Charing Cross Hospital

    Serious injuries centre based in west London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Charity Water

    Since 2006 charity: water has built a global community of over 1m supporters around the world, many of whom are in the UK and Europe. In 2016 charity: water officially registered as a UK charity to provide a better experience for each and every charity: water supporter this side of the pond - and to ensure we can reach our goal of a world where everyone has clean and safe water to drink sooner. We may be starting small, but we believe with your help we can make a huge impact and solve the water crisis in our lifetime.

    Region: International
  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

    Professional body for librarians and information managers in all sectors.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Chartered Management Institute

    Professional body setting standards in management development.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Fellow
  • Chelsea Physic Garden

    Historic London garden researching plants and their natural medicinal properties.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

    Funds medical research, advice and support for those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Kent, President
  • Chetham's School of Music

    The largest specialist music school in the UK, based in Manchester, for students aged 8-18.

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