Charities and Patronages

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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  • Foundation for Liver Research

    The Foundation for Liver Research was established in 1974 to develop and extend research into diseases of the human liver and to enhance medical research generally.

    For over 30 years the Foundation has supported ground-breaking research programmes into liver disease under the direction of Professor Roger Williams, CBE.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Friends of Lakefield College School, The

    Alumni organisation for Lakefield College School, Ontario, Canada (which The Duke of York attended).

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Friends of the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)

    Organisation raising funds for the regiment and their families.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Greenwich Hospital

    Hospital providing charitable support to seafarers and their dependents.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Grenadier Guards

    Famous regiment of the British Army, formed in 1656.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief
    The Duke of York, Colonel
  • H.M.S. Duke of York Association

    Association for former members of the battleship HMS Duke of York.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary President
  • Horris Hill School

    School

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Visitor
  • Hunstanton Golf Club

    Golf club in Norfolk.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Interfaith Explorers

    Teaching resource for primary schools with a theme of learning about different faiths, beliefs and cultures

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Inverness Golf Club

    Golf club in northern Scotland.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary President