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.
51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Unit of the Territorial Army based in northern Scotland.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Royal Colonel
52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Unit of the British Army.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Royal Colonel
5th Battalion, The Rifles
Battalion of The British ArmyRegion: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, The Royal Colonel
603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air ForceWebsite: www.lowlandrfca.org.uk
603 Squadron is one of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Operational Support Squadrons, responsible for providing a pool of trained personnel to assist in the protection of aircraft, assets and personnel.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Royal Honorary Air Commodore
6th Battalion The Rifles
Principal mission is to train and prepare our soldiers for front line operations.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Colonel
7th Battalion The Rifles
MilitaryRegion: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Colonel
8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's)Website: www.armee.forces.gc.ca
Reserve armoured regiment of the Canadian Army.Region: CanadaMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief
Volunteer-led charity providing housing with support or care for older people.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
Abbotsford TrustWebsite: www.scottsabbotsford.co.uk
To secure the future of the houseRegion: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Gloucester, Co-Patron of Abbotsford Trust Appeal
Aberdeen Association of Social Service (VSA)Website: www.vsa.org.uk
Aberdeen-based charity caring for the elderly, those with disabilities and families in poverty.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron