Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Charities and Patronages

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession, the Royal Household is conducting a review of Royal Patronage.  The review will cover the organisations of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Patron and those organisations to which The King and The Queen Consort were connected through Patronage or Presidency as Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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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  • The London Playing Fields Foundation

    Body responsible for the protection, provision and promotion of playing fields in London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • The London Society

    Body concerned with London's conservation and development.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, President
  • The Lutyens Trust

    The Lutyens Trust is a charity dedicated to preserving and promoting the spirit and substance of Lutyens heritage. Their intervention and influence has helped protect many Lutyens buildings from harm. They are developing the first comprehensive on-line Gazetteer of Lutyens works which will soon be made accessible to the public. They arrange members tours of private houses as well as an annual study week at Lutyens house, Goddards in Surrey.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, President
  • The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem

    Order of the Crown, comprising St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and St. John Ambulance Foundation.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior
    Her Majesty The Queen, Sovereign Head
  • The Museum of Military Medicine

    Museum

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron
  • The National FEPOW Fellowship Welfare Remembrance Association

    The 18th Division of Armed Forces that were in captivity for 3 and a half years in the Far East during the second world war were in the main made up of the Royal Norfolk's, the Suffolk's and Cambridgeshire regiments and were taken at the fall of Singapore in February 1942.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron
  • The Newcomen Society

    For the study of the history of engineering and technology

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Oriental Ceramic Society

    Informal scholarly society supporting knowledge and understanding of the arts of Asia.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Peel Institute

    Community charity providing education, counselling and after-school clubs in central London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • The Reform Club

    Private members' club in London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Member
    The King, Joint Honorary Members
    The Queen Consort, Joint Honorary Members