Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.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

    Helps rural people in developing countries to help themselves through skills and technology.

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

    Organisation dedicated to helping people aged over 50 set up in business.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Royal Founding Patron
  • Prospect Burma

    Supports educational programmes in Burma and funds scholarships for Burmese students

    Region: Other Commonwealth Country
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Patron
  • Ripple Effect (formerly known as Send A Cow)

    Helps develop rural community groups and sustainable agricultural systems in Africa

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, President
  • Royal Air Force Valley

    Training centre for fast jet combat pilots in the RAF.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Honorary Air Commodore
  • Royal Canadian Air Force ( General, Air Command, Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces )

    General, Air Command, Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Lieutenant-General
  • Royal Canadian Navy ( Maritime Command, Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces)

    Maritime Command, Her Majesty's Canadian Armed Forces

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Vice-Admiral
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

    Runs a programme of medical examinations, education and training for doctors seeking to specialise.

    Region: UK (Scotland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
    The King, Honorary Fellow
  • Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers

    Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Honorary Commodore-in-Chief
  • Royal New Zealand Navy

    Sea-based branch of New Zealand's Armed Forces.

    Region: New Zealand
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The King, Admiral of the Fleet