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.
Army Rifle AssociationWebsite: www.royal.uk
Association which promotes interest in small arms shooting for Service purposes.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Patron
Arthritis Research UKWebsite: 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
Arundel MuseumWebsite: www.arundelmuseum.org
The Arundel Museum Society, a registered charity, runs Arundel Museum. The museum is staffed by volunteers and relies on subscriptions, donations and fundraising events for its survival.
Registered Charity No. 273790Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:Princess Alexandra, Royal Patron
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)Website: www.ash.org.uk
Campaigning public health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
Asian Institute of Technology Nature Club
Nature club in Bangkok, Thailand.Region: Rest of worldMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
Association for all Speech Impaired Children (Afasic)Website: www.afasicengland.org.uk
UK charity working with children and young adults affected by speech and communication impairments.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
Association for Science EducationWebsite: www.ase.org.uk
Professional association for teachers of science in the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (Merseyside Branch)Website: www.royal.uk
Branch established in 1947, Members were or are WWII veterans and ex-National servicemen.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)Website: www.alva.org.uk
Information for visitors to some of Britain's biggest and best-known attractions, attracting 1 million visitors a year to the UK.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, President
Association of Royal YachtsmenWebsite: www.ary.org.uk
Association of personnel who served in the Royal Yacht Britannia.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
The Duke of Edinburgh, President