Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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


  • The Rugby Football League

    Governing body of the sport of Rugby League.

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

    Provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged 6-25.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The Duke of Kent, President
    The Princess of Wales, President
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)


    Their mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.

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

    HMTQ approved the nomination

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Membership
    The Princess of Wales, Membership