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.
Association for all Speech Impaired Children (Afasic)Website: www.afasic.org.uk
UK charity working with children and young adults affected by speech and communication impairments.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
Association for Science EducationWebsite: www.ase.org.uk
Professional association for teachers of science in the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (Merseyside Branch)Website: www.royal.uk
Branch established in 1947, Members were or are WWII veterans and ex-National servicemen.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)Website: www.alva.org.uk
Information for visitors to some of Britain's biggest and best-known attractions, attracting 1 million visitors a year to the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, President
Association of Men of Kent and Kentish MenWebsite: www.menofkentlynsted.org.uk
Local society intended to foster interest in the heritage of the county of Kent.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Kent, Patron
Association of Royal YachtsmenWebsite: www.ary.org.uk
Association of personnel who served in the Royal Yacht Britannia.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
The Duke of Edinburgh, President
Association of Sail Training OrganisationsWebsite: www.uksailtraining.org.uk
To promote and publicise the benefits of Sail Training in the UK. The UK Sail Training fleet is operated by over 30 independent charities.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron
Association of Show and Agricultural OrganisationsWebsite: www.asao.co.uk
To promote agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows and other events. Encourage and share best practice between agricultural societies and related organisations; Encourage and support education across the full spectrum of agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows, conferences, projectsRegion: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and IrelandWebsite: www.asgbi.org.uk
Professional association for general surgeons.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron And Honorary Fellow
Associazione Nazionale Italiana Di Riabilitazione EquestreWebsite: www.royal.uk
Italian organisation providing riding for the disabled.Region: EuropeMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Honorary Member