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 University of Edinburgh Graduates' Association

    Organisation for alumni of the University of Edinburgh.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • The Vine Trust

    An international interdemoninational charity with vision to see communities transformed. Through improved opportunities and health. Focussed on disadvantaged communities with particular concern for vulnerable children

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • UK Coaching

    Charity assisting with development and implementation of coaches and coaching throughout the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • UK Youth (Youth Clubs UK)

    Youth work charity helping young people reach their potential through education programmes.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Patron
  • University of Edinburgh Club of London

    To maintain links with the University of Edinburgh and foster its development, and to provide social events for members

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

    Website: www.lon.ac.uk

    Higher-education establishment in central London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Chancellor
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • University of London Air Squadron

    Website: www.lon.ac.uk

    Students of London University Air Squadron.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Air Commodore
  • University of London Officers' Training Corps

    Website: www.lon.ac.uk

    Students of London University officer training corps.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Royal Honorary Colonel
  • University of London Sailing Club

    Website: www.lon.ac.uk

    Students of London University sailing club.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Admiral
  • University of the Highlands and Islands

    Website: www.uhi.ac.uk

    The University provides access to undergraduate and postgraduate study, and research opportunities through a distinctive partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions. Each institution has its own character and contributes to the distinctive organisation that is the University of the Highlands and Islands

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Chancellor