Patronages

The Duke of York supports a significant range of not-for-profit and charitable organisations in both the United Kingdom and overseas.

HRH has patronages across a broad range of areas, as outlined below:

The Duke of York has for many years had a strong personal interest in the arts and culture.

HRH has been a passionate supporter of the Ballet and became Patron of The London Contemporary Dance Trust in 1988. In 2001, The Duke was invited to become the Patron of the English National Ballet, the UK’s leading touring dance company. HRH also became Patron of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003.

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The Duke of York believes that it is important to offer a wide range of educational pathways to young people so that they have the best opportunity to develop the relevant skills to become economically active in the workplace.

HRH supports and has relationships with a number of not for profit and charitable organisations that seek to ensure a relevant skills and enterprise-focused education for young people in the UK.

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The UK is one of the most entrepreneurial economies in Europe, with its entrepreneurs and SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) currently employing over half the UK private sector labour force and contributing significantly to UK exports. With appropriate investment in areas such as enterprise education and SME support, there is significant potential for further economic growth from entrepreneurial activity.

HRH supports a number of not for profit and charitable organisations that seek to improve the business environment for UK entrepreneurship.

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Many of the organisations that The Duke of York supports are connected to The Royal Family’s links with the military and his career in the Royal Navy.

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The Duke of York believes that the United Kingdom is the best place in the world for Science, Technology and Engineering, and maintaining this position is crucial for the UK’s long term prosperity.

HRH engages with a significant number of not for profit and charitable organisations that act to strengthen the UK’s position as the leader in Science, Technology and Engineering skills.

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As a pilot in the Royal Navy, The Duke of York was acutely dependent on his senses, and since this time has supported charities with sensory focuses.

In October 2002, Princess Eugenie, aged twelve, underwent surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, to correct a scoliosis condition. The Duke is now a Patron of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital amongst other healthcare charities.

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The Duke of York has always enjoyed sport and believes it provides important skills in leadership and teamwork, essential to developing young people.

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