Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    Aims to improve water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, President
  • Wells Cathedral Preservation Trust

    Raises funds for the conservation of Wells Cathedral.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, President
  • Wells Cathedral School

    Co-educational school in Somerset with a strong musical tradition.

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

    Regiment of the British Army.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Colonel
    Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief
  • Wick Rotary Club

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Joint Honorary Members
    The Queen Consort, Joint Honorary Members
  • Wildfish Conservation

    Membership organisation representing the views of game anglers.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Woodland Heritage

    Organisation seeking to improve the management of woodlands in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • World Jewish Relief

    The British Jewish community's international development and disaster charity.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Worlitz Gardens

    UNESCO-listed landscaped garden near Dessau, Germany.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • WWF-UK (World Wild Fund for Nature-United Kingdom)

    Conserves endangered species, protects threatened habitats and addresses global threats to nature.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, President