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.
Auto Cycle UnionWebsite: www.acu.org.uk
Controlling body of motor cycle sport in the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
Automobile AssociationWebsite: www.theaa.com
Club for drivers, providing insurance and other motoring services.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Hon Life Member & Ex Officio Committee Member
The Duke of Cambridge, Honorary Life Member
Automobile Club, Bari, Italy
Club providing motoring facilities for drivers.Region: EuropeMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand IncorporatedWebsite: www.aia.org.nz
Represents the interests of the commercial aviation industry in New Zealand.Region: New ZealandMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Life Member
Awareness FoundationWebsite: www.awareness-foundation.com
To equip Christians everywhere to form an effective counter force to the intolerance and mistrust that now prevail in so many communities, and to build understanding between the faiths.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron
Aycliffe Centre for Young PeopleWebsite: www.aypc.co.uk
Community home for young people aged 12-18, managed by Durham County Council.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Patron
Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and IrelandWebsite: www.ayrshirescs.org
Cattle breed society.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
Charity helping people manage and prevent back pain through information and research.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
National governing body for the sport of badminton in Scotland.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Bahamas National TrustWebsite: www.thebahamasnationaltrust.org
Conservation body protecting the environment of the Bahamas.Region: Other Commonwealth CountryMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron