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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  • World Jewish Relief

    The British Jewish community's international development and disaster charity.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • World Resources Institute

    Website: www.wri.org

    Global research organisation working on environmental, sustainability and economic issues.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF )- International

    Website: www.wwf.org

    International body conserving endangered species and protecting threatened habitats.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, President Emeritus
  • Worlitz Gardens

    Website: www.royal.uk

    UNESCO-listed landscaped garden near Dessau, Germany.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • WOW - Women of the World Festival

    A festival of talks, debates and performance celebrating women and girls

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Cornwall, President
  • WWF-UK (World Wild Fund for Nature-United Kingdom)

    Conserves endangered species, protects threatened habitats and addresses global threats to nature.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, President
  • Yacht Club of France

    Private members' club.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • Yacht Club of Monaco

    Private members' club.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • Yacht Club of Rio De Janeiro

    Private members' club.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
  • YHA (England and Wales)

    Organisation providing budget accommodation for young people and families.

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