Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    The UK's only specialist wetland conservation charity with a network of wetland visitor centres.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • The Wildlife Trusts

    Conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • The William Walton Trust

    Funds regular masterclasses for aspiring young British and Italian musicians.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • The Willowbank School of Restoration Arts

    Website: willowbank.ca

    School in Canada's Niagara region offering acdemic and apprentiship training in built environment heritage conservation.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • The Wordsworth Trust

    Educational and historical organisation dedicated to the English poet William Wordsworth.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • The World Arabian Horse Organisation

    Website: www.waho.org

    Society for enthusiasts, owner and breeders of the Arabian breed of horses

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Joint Honorary Life Associate Members
    The Queen Consort, Joint Honorary Life Associate Members
  • The Worshipful Company of Brewers

    City livery company promoting the brewing industry and undertaking charitable activities

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Liveryman
  • The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

    Livery company supporting charitable works, and education and training in maritime fields.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Permanent Master
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Worshipful Company of Weavers

    Livery company for the textile industry, with a charitable and educational role.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Honorary Court Assistant
  • The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales

    Guild promoting education, science and the fine arts in Wales.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Honorary Liveryman