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 College of Midwives

    Trade union and professional organisation run by midwives for midwives.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Faculty of Dental Surgery)

    Provides patients with the highest possible standards of dental practive and care

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
  • The Royal School Haslemere

    Girls school in Surrey.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (R.S.A.)

    Seeks to encourage enterprise and social development through training and research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Princess Royal, President
    The Duke of Gloucester, Fellow
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Educational charity seeking the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Fellowship
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
  • The Royal Society of Medicine

    Website: www.rsm.ac.uk

    Provides continuing medical education for doctors, dentists and veterinary surgeons.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Fellow
  • The Royal Veterinary College

    Website: www.rvc.ac.uk

    Veterinary school in the University of London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

    Conservation and education charity, aiming to inspire people with the wonder of living animals.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Royal Patron
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Member
  • The University of Aberdeen

    Under-graduate and post-graduate educational establishment.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Chancellor
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws