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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  • Yorkshire Society

    Encourages businesses and individuals to work together to promote the county of Yorkshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Yosemite Natural History Association

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Life Member
  • Young Engineers

    Aims to inspire young people to develop an interest in engineering as a career.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Young Men's Christian Association of Australia

    Community-based charity delivering services to build strong people and families across Australia.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Young Women's Christian Association of Australia

    Network of women advancing social justice and creating opportunities for family development.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • Young Women's Trust (YWCA England & Wales)

    Provides support and learning opportunities to young women facing poverty, discrimination or abuse.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Princess Alexandra, Vice Patron
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • YSS Ltd. (formerly Youth Support Services Ltd.)

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