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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  • Voluntary Service Overseas

    Charity helping individuals to share their skills with communities in the developing world.

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

    Breast cancer campaign raising money for scientific research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • WaterAid

    Aims to improve water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, President
  • Watlington Hospital Charitable Trust

    Charitable trust contributing to the opening of the Watlington & District Care Home.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Patron
  • Welbeck College

    Army sixth-form college, providing officers for the Army's technical corps.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • WellChild

    Provide support to chronically sick children and their families, and make far-reaching improvements to children's health.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, Patron
  • Wellington Academy

    Wellington Academy was established to become one of the best and most exciting non-selective state schools in the country. We are sponsored by the leading independent school Wellington College, and aim to be a catalyst for the economic and social regeneration of the locality.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, President
  • Wellington Club, New Zealand

    Residential members' club.

    Region: New Zealand
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • Wellington College

    Independent boys' public school.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor
  • Wellington College International Tianjin

    Wellington College International Tianjin was born out of a vision to take the best of British education to China while taking into account cultural norms and the regional realities of Tianjin.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Visitor