List of UK place names with royal patronage

England

Regis

* Beeston Regis
* Bere Regis
* Bognor Regis
* Grafton Regis
* Houghton Regis
* Lyme Regis
* Melcombe Regis
* Milton Regis
* Rowley Regis
* Wyke Regis

Royal

* Royal County of Berkshire
* Royal Leamington Spa
* Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Borough

Although several English boroughs sometimes are called "royal", there are actually only three boroughs that have legal right to the title "Royal Borough": Kensington and Chelsea; Kingston upon Thames; and Windsor and Maidenhead. They all received this honorary title during or shortly after the reign of Queen Victoria to signify that they had a special standing with the royal family:

* Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – title originally given to Kensington in 1901, fulfilling a wish by Queen Victoria to honour her birthplace
* Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
* Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead – title originally given to Windsor itself

Former

* Royal Liberty of Havering
* Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield

"King's"

* King's Lynn
* Kingston upon Hull

Scotland

Former Royal Burghs

* Royal Burgh of Aberdeen
* Royal Burgh of Annan
* Royal Burgh of Anstruther Easter (became part of Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther Wester and Anstruther Easter 1930)
* Royal Burgh of Anstruther Wester (became part of Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther Wester and Anstruther Easter 1930)
* Royal Burgh of Arbroath
* Royal Burgh of Auchterarder
* Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty
* Royal Burgh of Ayr
* Royal Burgh of Banff
* Royal Burgh of Brechin
* Royal Burgh of Burntisland
* Royal Burgh of Campbeltown
* Royal Burgh of Carnoustie
* Royal Burgh of Crail
* Royal Burgh of Cromarty
* Royal Burgh of Cullen
* Royal Burgh of Culross
* Royal Burgh of Cupar
* Royal Burgh of Dingwall
* Royal Burgh of Dornoch
* Royal Burgh of Dumbarton
* Royal Burgh of Dumfries
* Royal Burgh of Dunbar
* Royal Burgh of Dundee
* Royal Burgh of Dunfermline
* Royal Burgh of Edinburgh
* Royal Burgh of Elgin
* Royal Burgh of Earlsferry, became part of Royal Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry 1930
* Royal Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry (formed 1930 by merger)
* Royal Burgh of Falkland
* Royal Burgh of Forfar
* Royal Burgh of Forres
* Royal Burgh of Glasgow
* Royal Burgh of Haddington
* Royal Burgh of Inveraray
* Royal Burgh of Inverbervie
* Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing
* Royal Burgh of Inverness
* Royal Burgh of Inverurie
* Royal Burgh of Irvine
* Royal Burgh of Jedburgh
* Royal Burgh of Kilrenny (became part of Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester 1930)
* Royal Burgh of Kilrenny, Anstruther Wester and Anstruther Easter (formed 1930 by merger)
* Royal Burgh of Kilsyth
* Royal Burgh of Kinghorn
* Royal Burgh of Kintore
* Royal Burgh of Kirkcaldy
* Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright
* Royal Burgh of Kirkwall
* Royal Burgh of Kirriemuir
* Royal Burgh of Ladybank
* Royal Burgh of Lanark
* Royal Burgh of Lauder
* Royal Burgh of Leith
* Royal Burgh of Linlithgow
* Royal Burgh of Lochmaben
* Royal Burgh of Montrose
* Royal Burgh of Nairn
* Royal Burgh of New Galloway
* Royal Burgh of North Berwick
* Royal Burgh of Peebles
* Royal Burgh of Perth
* Royal Burgh of Pittenweem
* Royal Burgh of Renfrew
* Royal Burgh of Rothesay
* Royal Burgh of Roxburgh
* Royal Burgh of Rutherglen
* Royal Burgh of St Andrews
* Royal Burgh of Sanquhar
* Royal Burgh of Selkirk
* Royal Burgh of South Queensferry (now, administratively, part of the City of Edinburgh
* Royal Burgh of Stirling
* Royal Burgh of Stranraer
* Royal Burgh of Tain
* Royal Burgh of Whithorn
* Royal Burgh of Wick
* Royal Burgh of Wigtown

Wales

Royal

* Royal Town of Caernarfon - this is where the Prince of Wales is invested. [ [http://www.visitcaernarfon.com/features/royalstatus.htm] The Town's Armorial Bearings

& Royal Status (Caernarfon Online)]

See also

* Burgh
* Burghs of barony
* City status in the United Kingdom

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