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.
Action Medical ResearchWebsite: www.action.org.uk
UK charity aiming to improve national health through research into serious illnesses.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
Action on AddictionWebsite: www.actiononaddiction.org.uk
Action on Addiction is a charity which takes action to disarm addiction through research, prevention, treatment, family support, professional education and training.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
Action on Hearing LossWebsite: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
Medical charity for the deaf and hard of hearing.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Patron
International development organisation fighting global poverty.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
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
Adjutant General's CorpsWebsite: www.royal.uk
Personnel corps of the British Army, involved in administration, policing, education and law.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Gloucester, Deputy Colonel In Chief
The Duchess of Kent, Deputy Colonel In Chief
Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief
Adjutant General's Corps Regimental AssociationWebsite: www.rhqagc.com
Association for retired members of the Adjutant General's Corps.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Kent, Vice-Patron
The Duchess of Gloucester, Vice-Patron
Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
Admiral Ramsay MuseumWebsite: www.royal.uk
To educate people about the two great naval operations which Admiral Ramsay led: The Dunkirk Evacuation and the Normandy Landings.
To educate people about the life and career of Admiral Ramsay.
To educate people about World War 2 more widely.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Kent, Royal Patron
Africa's Highest Challenge
Charity expedition to climb the highest mountains in each of the 53 countries of Africa.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
African ParksWebsite: www.african-parks.org
ConservationRegion: Rest of worldMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Sussex, President