Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    Educational institution which teaches the art of hand embroidery.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Patron
    The Duchess of Gloucester, President
  • The Scottish Women's Rural Institutes (Ballater Branch)

    Branch of the Women's Institute in Ballater, Aberdeenshire.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Honorary Member
  • The Silver Line

    Helpline for older people.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Patron
  • The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Botanic Gardens and arboretum near Romsey in Hampshire founded by Sir Harold Hillier

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, President
  • The Southbank Sinfonia at St John's Smith Square

    Body responsible for the maintenance and running of the historic church of St John's Smith Square.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Patron
  • The Theatre Royal Bath

    Historic theatre in Bath

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Patron
  • The University of Aberdeen

    Under-graduate and post-graduate educational establishment.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
    The Queen Consort, Chancellor
  • The Upper Deeside Art Society

    Society for amateur artists in Aberdeenshire

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Honorary Member
  • The War Memorials Trust

    Upkeep & preservation of all UK war memorials

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Queen Consort, Patron
  • The Watercolour World

    Project to create an online record of documentary watercolours dating from before 1900.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Joint Patrons
    The Queen Consort, Joint Patrons