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.


  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities


    Inter-university network comprising around 500 academic institutions around the Commonwealth.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Sussex, Patron
  • The Queen's Commonwealth Trust

    The purpose of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust is to support and enable young people across the Commonwealth to make sustainable difference in their local communities - through social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and volunteering in areas such as health, sports and education. Through active participate with its partners as well as its selected charities, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust will carry out its purposes through funding sustainable programmes that develop and empower young people in the Commonwealth and benefit the communities in which they live.

    Region: Commonwealth
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Sussex, Vice-President, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust
    The Duke of Sussex, President, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Royal National Theatre

    London theatre company performing a wide range of contemporary and earlier drama.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duchess of Sussex, Patron