Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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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  • Marine Rescue New South Wales

    Provides coastguard services in Australia.

    Region: Australia
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron-in-Chief
  • Music in Country Churches

    Organises musical concerts in country churches.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • New Zealand Army

    Branch of New Zealand's Armed Services.

    Region: New Zealand
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Field Marshal
  • Oxford Botanic Garden

    The oldest botanic garden in the UK.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Paintings in Hospitals

    Charity that provides original works of art on loan to NHS hospitals, hospices and other facilities.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Penny Brohn UK

    Holistic cancer charity that has pioneered the Bristol Approach to cancer care.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Plant Heritage - The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens

    Website: www.nccpg.com

    Scheme to conserve endangered garden plants through the National Plant Collections scheme.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Plantlife International

    Works to protect wild flowers and plants, fungi and lichens, and their habitats.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Plymouth, Royal Naval Command

    The Royal Navy's operations at Plymouth

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Commodore-in-Chief, Plymouth
  • Portugal-UK 650

    A series of commemorations marking the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

    Region: Europe
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Joint Patron