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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  • SportsAid

    SportsAid helps the sports stars of tomorrow today by giving them cash awards during the defining early years of their careers.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
  • The 1851 Trust

    The 1851 Trust will inspire and engage a new generation into the sport of sailing, providing them with the skills and training to become the innovators of the maritime technology of the future.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
  • The Air Cadet Organisation

    Youth aviation organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets Organisation
  • The Foundling Museum

    The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery. The Foundling Museum aims to inspire everyone to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives. The Museum hosts residencies, supports research and initiate collaborative off-site projects with contemporary artists, writers and musicians, working with different members of the community to cast new light on the Foundling Hospital story. The Foundling Museum's learning programme brings the Foundling Hospital story to life in ways that are meaningful for young people, especially those who are looked after and care-experienced, to help them see the world differently and to imagine new possibilities for themselves. Artwork from these projects is showcased in the Museum through displays and public events.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
  • The Lawn Tennis Association

    Body which promotes the sport of tennis through funding training, competitions and facilities.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Joint Associate Member
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President
    The Duchess of Kent, Associate Member
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
  • The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    Charitable Foundation

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Sussex, Patron
    The Duke of Cambridge, Founder Patrons
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Founder Patrons
    The Duke of Sussex, Founder Patrons
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

    Website: www.vam.ac.uk

    Their mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
  • Tuvalu Order of Merit

    HMTQ approved the nomination

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cambridge, Membership
    The Duke of Cambridge, Membership