The Society's coat of arms reflects The Royal Photographic Society's standing as a Learned Society enjoying Royal patronage and its contemporary attitudes with the historical bonds which have ensured continuity and stability from the earliest days of The Society.
The RPS Royal Charter
The Society operates under a Royal Charter granted to it by Her Majesty the Queen on the advice of the Privy Council on 12 July 2004. The Charter states the objectives of the Society and the way it is run.
The RPS By-Laws
The By-Laws set out the general way The Society is governed.
The RPS Rules
The Rules are made under Section 16 of the Charter of The Royal Photographic Society. They form part of the management procedures and determine the day-to-day way The Society is run. The Charter and By-Laws of The Society prevail if there is conflict in meaning or instruction.