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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  • Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations

    To promote agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows and other events. Encourage and share best practice between agricultural societies and related organisations; Encourage and support education across the full spectrum of agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows, conferences, projects

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

    Professional association for general surgeons.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron And Honorary Fellow
  • Associazione Nazionale Italiana Di Riabilitazione Equestre

    Website: www.royal.uk

    Italian organisation providing riding for the disabled.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Member
  • Asthma UK

    Provides advice to asthma sufferers, and raises money for medical research into the condition.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • Athenaeum Club, Melbourne

    Private members' club.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Life Member
  • Attend (National Association of Hospital and Community Friends)

    Attend is a national charity supporting people who are making their communities healthier and happier, often as volunteers.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

    NGO which promotes the use of scientific and engineering knowledge to practical purposes.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Royal Fellow
  • Australian Carriage Driving Society

    Carriage driving society.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
  • Australian Football League Europe

    promoting the game of Australian Rules Football in Europe

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • Australian Institute of International Affairs

    Promotes interest in, and understanding of, international affairs in Australia.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Life Member