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.
Variety Boys' Club Inc., Texas
Provides youth with the skills and abilities to develop the qualities of self-esteem and self confidence, needed to become responsible citizens and leadersRegion: Rest of worldMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Life Member
Variety, The Children's Charity' (formerly The Variety Club of Great Britain)Website: www.varietyclub.org.uk
Showbusiness organisation helping disabled & disadvantaged children.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Gold Card Life Member
The Duke of Kent, Gold Card Life Member
Venice University School of Modern LanguagesWebsite: www.univiu.orgRegion: EuropeMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Student
Versus ArthritisWebsite: www.arc.org.uk
Raises funds to promote medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritic conditions.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
Victim SupportWebsite: www.victimsupport.org.uk
National charity providing confidential support to people affected by crime.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
Victim Support ScotlandWebsite: www.victimsupportsco.demon.co.uk
Voluntary organisation providing support to people in Scotland affected by crime.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
Victoria Cross and George Cross AssociationWebsite: www.victoriacross.org.uk
Association of holders of the VC and GC, awarded for outstanding bravery.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
The Prince of Wales, President
Virginia Water Football ClubWebsite: www.vwfc.co.uk
FOOTBALL, SPORT,Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
Vision 2020: The Right to SightWebsite: www.vision2020uk.org.uk
Initiative seeking to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries by the year 2020.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron
Vision FoundationWebsite: www.glfb.org.uk
Raises funds for smaller charities for visually impaired people in London.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron