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 Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural Society

    Holds an annual agricultural show in Guernsey.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

    Promotes Scottish agriculture, allied industries and the rural economy.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Member
  • The Royal Pigeon Racing Association

    Website: www.rpra.org

    Society for people interested in racing pigeons.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Smithfield Club

    Agricultural society.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice President
    The Countess of Wessex, Immediate Past President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Vice President
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

    Works to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife through campaigns and research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society of Western Australia

    Promotes all aspects of natural science in Western Australia.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

    Holds the annual Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, Powys.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Shikar Club

    Club promoting animal conservation.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Shire Horse Society

    Promotes the breeding of Shire Horses.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Countess of Wessex, President
  • The Welsh Pony and Cob Society

    Native breed society.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron