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 Quality FoundationWebsite: www.quality-foundation.co.uk
Exists to promote competitiveness amongst UK businesses.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Patron
British School at RomeWebsite: www.bsr.ac.uk
Promotes study of Italian arts, literature, history and architecture by British and other scholars.Region: EuropeMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
Princess Alexandra, President
British SkydivingWebsite: www.bpa.org.uk
UK governing body for sport parachuting.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
British Society of Soil ScienceWebsite: www.soils.org.uk
The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), together with its professional body the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS), aims to promote the study and profession of soil science.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
British Sporting Art TrustWebsite: bsat.co.uk
To promote interest in British Sporting ArtRegion: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
British Trust for OrnithologyWebsite: www.bto.org
Promotes bird conservation through volunteer-based surveys of national birdlife.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Cambridge, Patron
British Universities and Colleges Sport LimitedWebsite: www.busa.org.uk
Governing body of university sport, responsible for organising inter-university sports competitions.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Patron
British Veterinary AssociationWebsite: www.bva.co.uk
UK representative body for the veterinary profession.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
British Wheelchair Basketball
Charity and Governing body for wheelchair basketballl in the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron
British Youth OperaWebsite: www.byo.org.uk
Opera training organisation giving opportunities for people aged 18-30 to perform in public.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron