Each year, the Tattoo, should it generate any excess earnings, distributes a substantial proportion of its surplus funds to charitable arts and service benevolent organisations.
The charities the Tattoo supports include those helping service people with disabilities, stress, sickness, unemployment, homelessness, infirmity and poverty.
Some of the charities who benefit from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's annual activities include the Soldiers Charity (formely known as the Army Benevolent Fund), Seafarers UK, the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Pictured: HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne is the Patron of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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