Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    NHS Charities Together is the membership organisation for more than 240 of the NHS charities across the U.K. It provides a forum for nationwide campaigns; specialist advice and guidance; bespoke events and training opportunities.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
  • Place2Be

    Place2Be works in schools providing early intervention mental health support, without stigmatising children, young people or families and at a point where they need it most.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
  • Royal Air Force Air Cadets

    Youth aviation organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess of Wales, Honorary Air Commandant of The RAF Air Cadets
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

    Dedicated to the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary Fellow
    The Countess of Wessex, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess of Wales, Royal Patron
    Princess Alexandra, Honorary Fellow
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
  • Rugby Football Union

    Governing body of the sport of Rugby Union.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
  • SportsAid

    SportsAid helps the sports stars of tomorrow today by giving them cash awards during the defining early years of their careers.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
  • The 1851 Trust

    The 1851 Trust will inspire and engage a new generation into the sport of sailing, providing them with the skills and training to become the innovators of the maritime technology of the future.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
  • The Foundling Museum

    The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery. The Foundling Museum aims to inspire everyone to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives. The Museum hosts residencies, supports research and initiate collaborative off-site projects with contemporary artists, writers and musicians, working with different members of the community to cast new light on the Foundling Hospital story. The Foundling Museum's learning programme brings the Foundling Hospital story to life in ways that are meaningful for young people, especially those who are looked after and care-experienced, to help them see the world differently and to imagine new possibilities for themselves. Artwork from these projects is showcased in the Museum through displays and public events.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
  • The Lawn Tennis Association

    Body which promotes the sport of tennis through funding training, competitions and facilities.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President
    The Duchess of Kent, Associate Member
    The Princess of Wales, Patron
    The Duke of Kent, Joint Associate Member
  • The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    Charitable Foundation

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Founder Patrons
    The Princess of Wales, Founder Patrons