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.
2nd Battalion, The RiflesWebsite: www.army.mod.uk
Armed ForcesRegion: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Royal Colonel
ADC TheatreWebsite: www.adctheatre.com
The main theatre space for the University of Cambridge and the venue for much of the student drama which is performed during University term-time. The ADC Theatre provides a space for learning and experimentation and also present shows by local drama groups and touring companies.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
National governing body for the sport of badminton in Scotland.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society LtdWebsite: www.bristolzoo.org.uk
To support wildlife conservation, research and education both nationally and internationally.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Central Caribbean Marine InstituteWebsite: www.reefresearch.org
Centre undertaking marine research, education and outreach to sustain marine biodiversity.Region: Other Commonwealth CountryMembers of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Chetham's School of MusicWebsite: www.chethams.com
The largest specialist music school in the UK, based in Manchester, for students aged 8-18.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Chilean British UniversityWebsite: www.royal.uk
Education & cultural organisation based in Santiago, Chile.Region: Rest of worldMembers of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraWebsite: www.cbso.co.uk
Classical music ensembles made up of professional and amateur musicians.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Classworks TheatreWebsite: www.classworks.org.uk
Professional touring theatre company which also runs youth theatre groups.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron
Commonwealth Games FederationWebsite: www.thecgf.com
Promotes the continuing development of a friendly, world-class Commonwealth Games.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
The Earl of Wessex, Vice Patron