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The Royal Over-Seas League is dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. A non-profit private members’ club, we’ve been bringing like-minded people together since our launch in 1910.


Today, we offer our 16,000 members a warm welcome centred on our beautiful clubhouses in central London and Edinburgh, and the chance to get involved in all kinds of social, cultural and humanitarian activities around the world. 

ROSL is a self-funded organisation which operates under a Royal Charter and 'aims at promoting an enduring multi-racial fellowship pledged to the support of the Commonwealth and to the service of others and humanity at large.'  

Patron  HM The Queen
Vice-Patron  HRH Princess Alexandra KG GCVO
President  The Rt Hon the Lord Luce KG GCVO DL

The pdfROSL Bye Laws set out in detail the governance of the organisation.  

In 2010 ROSL celebrated its 100th anniversary and to mark this centenary we created a short film all about ROSL, the club and its history. Watch the film, or take a look at the ROSL timeline.