Published 20 December 2016

At the end of The Queen's 90th birthday year, Her Majesty will step down as Patron from a number of national organisations. The Patronages will be passed on to other Members of the Royal Family in the coming months.

Her Majesty is currently Patron of more than 600 organisations and has enjoyed a close and active association with a great number of them throughout her reign.

Her Majesty will continue to serve as Patron to hundreds of charities and institutions but will now share this work with her family.

Many of the organisations listed below already have other Members of the Royal Family as Vice-Patrons or Presidents which will ensure a smooth transition.

This decision follows the example set by The Duke of Edinburgh who resigned from a number of Patronages on the occasion of his 90th birthday in 2011.

The full list of Patronages being passed on by Her Majesty to other Members of the Royal Family is below.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
  • Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
  • Battersea Dogs Home
  • Barnardo's
  • Royal School of Needlework
  • Royal African Society
  • Welsh Rugby Union
  • Amateur Swimming Association
  • Action for Children
  • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) Wimbledon
  • Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)
  • Blind Veterans UK
  • Rugby Football Union
  • Rugby Football League
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • British Cycling Federation
  • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
  • Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund
  • British Science Association
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Animal Health Trust
  • Royal Geographical Society
  • Save the Children UK