Thursday, 10 September 2015

Princess Diana's Patronages

During her life, Princess Diana was Patron or President of over 100 charities. Diana ended her official relationship with most of her Patronages after her divorce in 1996. This is by no means a complete list. 

  • Centrepoint  (1992 - 1997)
    • Prince William is currently Patron
  • English National Ballet (1989-1997)
    • Prince Andrew was Patron (?-2019)
  • The Leprosy Mission England and Wales (1990-1997)
  • National Aids Trust (1991-1997)
  • The Albany (1982-1996)
  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractice
  • Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London (1989-96)
    • Duke of Gloucester is currently Patron
  • Association for Spinal Injury Research Rehabilitation and Reintegration 
  • Douglas Bader Foundation (1991-1996)
  • Benesh Institute of Choreology 
  • British Deaf Association (1983-1996)
    • Prince Andrew was Patron (1997-2019)
  • Junior British Red Cross Society (1988-1996)
    • Queen Elizabeth II is Patron of British Red Cross Society
    • Prince Charles is President of British Red Cross Society
    • Princess Alexandra is Deputy President of British Red Cross Society
  • Chickenshed Theatre Company
  • Chipangali Wildlife Trust (1983-1997) 
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1983-1997) 
  • Commonwealth Society for the Deaf
  • Foundation for Conductive Education (1990-1996)
  • Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 
  • Guiness Trust (1987-1997)
    • Prince Charles is currently Patron
  • Headway National Head Injuries Association (1991-1996)
  • Help the Aged
    • Prince Phillip is currently Patron
  • Homestart
    • Princess Alexandra is currently Patron
  • London Symphony Orchestra
    • Queen Elizabeth II is Patron
  • National Children's Orchestra (1983-1996)
  • Royal New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
  • Parkinson's Disease Society (1990-1996)
  • Barnardos (1984-1996)
    • Queen Elizabeth II is Patron
    • Duchess Camila is President
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital (-1997)
    • Queen Elizabeth II is Patron
  • Royal Marsden Hospital (-1997)
    • Prince William is  President

There are some Patronages of Princess Diana that no longer exist. I have not to include them in this list. 

Royal Patronages often get passed between different royals. When a Royal becomes patron of a charity, it is not for life, but usually for a set amount of time (sometimes just for an Appeal, 3 years, 5 years, etc) and then possibly renewed. 


  1. Does anyone know if the Prince of Wales has a favorite patronage or a handful of favorites he prefers over all the others?

    1. Prince Charles has hundreds of patronage, obviously there are going to be some where he is patron in more of name only, and others he is more hands on with. But I don't think he really has a favorite or a handful. Charles supports a broad range of causes.

      But I guess one could say that the Charities that are named after him, or that he founded are likely his favorites.... But again there is a long list of those: The Prince's Trust, The British Asian Trust, The Prince's Drawing School, The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment. etc.

      Also don't forget all his work with the Duchy of Cornwall, Dumfries House, Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, etc.

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