ROYAL NAVAL PATRONS!
Although we have seen changes since 2006, the Royal Wedding in April 2011 and some promotions notably HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Lord High Admiral, HM The Queen in that year appointed members of the Royal Family to be patrons to various naval commands in recognition of the strong links between the Royal Navy and the Royal Family.
According to the current Royal website [Feb/12] that position has not changed [HRH The Princess of Cambridge has not been included in the list] so the Patrons remain as appointed.
HRH The Prince of Wales - Admiral - Commodore-in-Chief Plymouth
HRH Prince William - Flight Lieutenant RAF - Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Commodore-in-Chief Submarines
HRH Prince Harry - Lieutenant Household Cavalry [Blues and Royals] - Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall - Commodore-in-Chief Naval Medical Services and Commodore-in-Chief Naval Chaplaincy Services
HRH The Duke of York - Rear Admiral - Commodore-in-Chief Fleet Air Arm
HRH The Earl of Wessex - Commodore-in-Chief Royal Fleet Auxiliary
HRH The Princess Royal - Vice Admiral and Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy - Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - Commodore-in-Chief Maritime Services
Note - Since
writing the page, Prince Charles has been promoted to an Admiral of the Fleet.
Princess Anne's husband, Timothy Lawrence is also a Vice Admiral like his wife.