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.
British Diabetic Association (k/a Diabetes UK)Website: www.diabetes.org.uk
Works for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping diabetics.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
British Equine Veterinary AssociationWebsite: www.beva.org.uk
Aims to promote veterinary and allied sciences related to the welfare of the horse.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Patron
British Expertise InternationalWebsite: www.britishexpertise.org
Trade association helping companies win business overseas.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, President
British Fashion CouncilWebsite: www.britishfashioncouncil.com
The British Fashion Council is committed to developing excellence and growth in a sector that is a significant contributor to the British economy. We nurture, support and promote British fashion talent to a global marketRegion: UK-wide
British Fencing AssociationWebsite: www.britishfencing.com
Governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing in Britain.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
British Goat SocietyWebsite: www.britishgoatsociety.com
Aims to circulate knowledge about goats, and to improve various breeds.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Princess Alexandra, Patron
British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA)Website: www.blesma.org
Promotes the welfare of limbless ex-Service men and women, and their families.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
British Mexican SocietyWebsite: www.britishmexicansociety.org.uk
Promotes cultural and business links between Britain and Mexico.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
British Olympic AssociationWebsite: www.olympics.org.uk
Aims to develop the Olympic movement in the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
British Open Brass Band ChampionshipWebsite: www.thebritishopen.net
Music competition.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron