Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    Provides social events for veterans of the Royal Pioneer Corps.

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

    Agricultural society.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice President
  • The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (R.S.A.)

    Seeks to encourage enterprise and social development through training and research.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Gloucester, Fellow
  • The Society of Antiquaries of London

    Learned society interested in architectural and art history, conservation and heraldry.

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

    Aims to commemorate those who lost their lives in fighting in the Somme during World War I.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary President
  • The Strawberry Hill Trust

    The initial restoration of Walpole's villa continues to be a huge success and our team of young staff is working very hard to attract visitors, carry out educational work, mount events and generally to make the house financially viable and enjoyable for future generations to enjoy.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron
  • The Three Choirs Festival

    Organisation holding an annual music festival in the towns of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
    The King, President
  • The Tramway Museum Society

    Open-air heritage site, with historic trams running throughout a conservation village in Derbyshire.

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

    Set up in the 1980s to protect and promote the Trimontium Fort, and to explore the story of the Roman Iron Age in North BritainConstruction of a new museum in the centre of Melrose is staring for completion in 2021.

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

    Society responsible for the preservation and study of Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

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