QUIZ: Do You Know The British Royal Family As Well As You Think?

Many of us have a real obsession with the British royal family. With their rich history and all the modern-day drama, it’s hard not to find something of interest with the royals. The lives and lifestyles they lead seem out of this world, and we can’t get enough of them. But how much do you really know about the royals and their history? Take this quiz to find out whether you’re a true fan or not.

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Do you recognize her?

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Retry Correct Incorrect This is the original Fergie! Sarah, the Duchess of York was married to Prince Andrew, Duke of York until 1996. They have two daughters together, the princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

Do you recognize her?

  • Camilla Parker Bowles
  • Sarah, Duchess of York
  • Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
  • Princess Margaret
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He is eighth in line to the throne.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. He was second in the line of succession to the British throne when he was born but is now in eighth place.

He is eighth in line to the throne.

  • Prince George
  • Prince Harry
  • Princess Charlotte
  • Prince Andrew
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Which of these colors is the Queen’s favorite?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Although she seems to enjoy wearing a wide variety of brightly-colored ensembles, the Queen opts for blue more often than any other color. In 2012, The Daily Mail found that she had worn blue for 29 percent of all occasions that year.

Which of these colors is the Queen’s favorite?

  • Pink
  • Green
  • Red
  • Blue
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What is the official title of Prince Charles’ wife?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Upon her 2005 marriage to Prince Charles, Camilla Bowles became the Duchess of Cornwall. In her official capacity, she assists the Prince on his official duties. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay.

What is the official title of Prince Charles’ wife?

  • Lady
  • Duchess of Cornwall
  • Duchess of Kent
  • Dowager Countess
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What is this royal’s name?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice of York was born in 1988. She is ninth in line of succession to the throne, right ahead of her sister Eugenie.

What is this royal’s name?

  • The Countess of Snowdon
  • Princess Alexandra
  • Princess Eugenie
  • Princess Beatrice
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Who are the oldest of William and Catherine’s children?

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Retry Correct Incorrect This is Prince George, born in 2013, and Princess Charlotte who was born in 2015. William and Kate had another son, Prince Louis, in 2018. Of course, royal lovers are already hoping they have more children!

Who are the oldest of William and Catherine’s children?

  • George and Charlotte
  • William and Charlotte
  • Andrew and Anne
  • George and Elizabeth
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What is the Queen’s husband named?

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Retry Correct Incorrect This is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. When he and Elizabeth were engaged, Philip renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles and became a naturalized British subject. He is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch.

What is the Queen’s husband named?

  • She is divorced
  • Sir Sean Connery
  • King James Vi
  • Prince Philip
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Other than English, which language is Queen Elizabeth II fluent in?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In addition to English, Queen Elizabeth is fluent in French. She learned the language from her governess as a child. Elizabeth even gave a speech in French at a state banquet in 2014.

Other than English, which language is Queen Elizabeth II fluent in?

  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • German
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Which of these was Diana’s family name before she wed Prince Charles?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Before she became known worldwide as the “people’s princess,” she was named Diana Frances Spencer. Diana was born on July 1, 1961. Sadly, she died in a car accident in 1997.

Which of these was Diana’s family name before she wed Prince Charles?

  • Garrard
  • Johnson
  • Windsor
  • Spencer
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Prince Harry founded which of these charities?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Prince Harry created the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event, in 2014. The word Invictus means “unconquered.” The very first Invictus Games were held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

Prince Harry founded which of these charities?

  • The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • The Invictus Games
  • Task Force for Global Health
  • Goodwill Industries International
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What is the name of the Queen’s official London home?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen. It also serves as the monarchy’s administrative headquarters. Much of the Palace is open to the public during the summertime.

What is the name of the Queen’s official London home?

  • 10 Downing Street
  • Blarney Castle
  • Palace of Whitehall
  • Buckingham Palace
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Which of these is Prince William’s full given name?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Born on June 21, 1982, William Arthur Philip Louis has been second in the line of succession to the British throne his entire life. His nicknames include “Wombat” and “Wills.”

Which of these is Prince William’s full given name?

  • William Arthur Philip Louis
  • William Charles Kensington
  • Charles George Arthur
  • William Arthur Cambridge
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Where did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take their family for Charlotte’s first official trip?

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Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall christmas card
Retry Correct Incorrect William, Kate, George, and Charlotte traveled across the pond to Canada for the princess’ first official trip which was in 2016. She said her first word on camera during their visit: “pop.”
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal

Where did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take their family for Charlotte’s first official trip?

  • Egypt
  • The United States
  • Mexico
  • Canada
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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were still dating, where did they make their first public appearance together?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Harry and Meghan met in London in July 2016. Kensington Palace confirmed that they were dating in November of that same year, and they made their first appearance as a couple at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremonies in September 2017.

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were still dating, where did they make their first public appearance together?

  • Toronto
  • New York
  • Jamaica
  • London
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Who is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s daughter?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Princess Anne is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. As of late 2019, she is 14th in line to the throne although she was second at the time of her birth in 1950.

Who is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s daughter?

  • Princess Grace
  • Princess Roberta
  • Princess Anne
  • Princess Victoria
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Which of these precious stones is the centerpiece of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring?

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Retry Correct Incorrect This was originally Princess Diana’s engagement ring from her engagement to Prince Charles. It consists of 14 solitaire diamonds circling a stunning 12-carat blue Ceylon sapphire. The stones are set in a band of 18-karat white gold.

Which of these precious stones is the centerpiece of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring?

  • Diamond
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald
  • Ruby
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Where is Balmoral Castle located?

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Retry Correct Incorrect This impressive estate house is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It’s been one of the residences of the British royal family since 1852, when Prince Albert bought it. The property sits on 50,000 acres.

Where is Balmoral Castle located?

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Bath, England
  • York, England
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Do you recognize this ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry’s?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The socialite Astrid Harbord is a friend of Kate Middleton, who introduced the two in 2009. Astrid and Harry were spotted out and about together a few times that year, but it was not a long romance.

Do you recognize this ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry’s?

  • Cressida Bonas
  • Caroline Flack
  • Natalie Pinkham
  • Astrid Harbord
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Who did Pippa Middleton marry?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The younger sister of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa married a financier named James Matthews on May 20, 2017. They have a son who was born on October 15, 2018.

Who did Pippa Middleton marry?

  • Billy More Nisbett
  • Alexander Spencer Churchill
  • James Matthews
  • Simon Youngman
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Which university did Meghan Markle attend?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Beauty and brains! Prince Harry’s wife attended Northwestern University, where she had a double major in international studies and theater. She was active in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and graduated in 2003.

Which university did Meghan Markle attend?

  • Stanford University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Brown University
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Where was Prince Harry sent by the British Army during his wartime deployment?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Prince Harry served in the Army for ten years, eventually rising to the rank of Captain. He served on two tours of duty in Afghanistan while active with the military.

Where was Prince Harry sent by the British Army during his wartime deployment?

  • Afghanistan
  • Kuwait
  • Iran
  • Iraq
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Prince William has admitted to having a crush on which supermodel when he was younger?

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Retry Correct Incorrect His mother arranged for a special birthday gift one year, as William recalled in a documentary. “When I came home from school [she had organized] to have Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell waiting at the top of the stairs,” he said.

Prince William has admitted to having a crush on which supermodel when he was younger?

  • Kate Moss
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Linda Evangelista
  • Cindy Crawford
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Which of these are royals required to travel with?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In case of a death occurring during travel, all members of the royal family must bring a black mourning outfit when they go anywhere. Per the Independent, “this ensures that when they return to the U.K. they are seen to be in a respectful mood that correlates with the presumable [somber] mindset of the nation during that period.”

Which of these are royals required to travel with?

  • Fake passport
  • Swimming goggles
  • Black mourning clothes
  • Spare tire
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When she took the throne, how old was Queen Elizabeth?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Elizabeth II took the throne at the young age of 25 after her father, George VI, died on February 6, 1952. Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

When she took the throne, how old was Queen Elizabeth?

  • 28
  • 25
  • 19
  • 22
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Where was Princess Diana interred?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Princess Diana was originally going to be buried in her family vault but her brother Earl Spencer stepped in and decided that her final resting place should be at Althorp Park, her family home.

Where was Princess Diana interred?

  • At the family vault in Great Brington
  • Highgate Cemetery
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Althorp
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Which of these is the full name of Prince Harry?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Harry is just a nickname! It was chosen by his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. His full name is Henry Charles Albert David, and he was born on September 15, 1984.

Which of these is the full name of Prince Harry?

  • Henry Charles Albert David
  • Lawrence David Albert
  • Clint Windsor Eastwood
  • Charles Ronald Albert
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Which king was the father of Queen Elizabeth?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Called “Bertie” by his closest family and friends, Albert Frederick Arthur George was king from December 11, 1936, until he died on February 6, 1952. He was named for his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort.

Which king was the father of Queen Elizabeth?

  • King William IV
  • King George IV
  • King George VI
  • King Edward VIII
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Where did the wedding of William and Kate take place?

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Retry Correct Incorrect William and Kate’s fairytale wedding took place on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London. Thirty-six million people worldwide watched at least part of the event coverage on television.

Where did the wedding of William and Kate take place?

  • Kensington Palace
  • St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St. Mark’s Church
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Other than being a royal, what is Zara Tindall best known for?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Zara Tindall is a highly accomplished equestrian. She’s the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips and the oldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. She is married to the former rugby player Mike Tindall, making them quite an athletic duo.

Other than being a royal, what is Zara Tindall best known for?

  • Equestrianism
  • Archery
  • Polo
  • Swimming
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In which year did the Queen send her first email?

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Retry Correct Incorrect It was more than 40 years ago! Queen Elizabeth II became the world’s first monarch to send an email when she did so in 1976. This was before the Internet was even invented — she used a network called ARPANET, which was a precursor to the web.

In which year did the Queen send her first email?

  • 1987
  • 1998
  • 1994
  • 1976
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Do you recognize this woman?

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Retry Correct Incorrect It’s another of Harry’s exes. Now an attorney, Chelsy Davy was Prince Harry’s longtime girlfriend. They dated on and off from 2004 to 2011. She was one of his two former girlfriends to attend his wedding to Meghan Markle.

Do you recognize this woman?

  • Caroline Flack
  • Chelsy Davy
  • Florence Brudenell-Bruce
  • Cressida Bonas
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Select the military branch that Prince William did NOT serve with.

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Retry Correct Incorrect Prince William was active with the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, and the British Army. He was deployed with the RAF to the Falkland Islands for a six-week tour in 2012.

Select the military branch that Prince William did NOT serve with.

  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Marines
  • Royal Navy
  • British Army
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King Edward VIII abdicated the throne for which American socialite?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Her engagement to Edward caused a constitutional crisis that led him to abdicate the throne to marry “the woman I love,” as he said.

King Edward VIII abdicated the throne for which American socialite?

  • Lady Abigail Cornwell
  • Wallis Simpson
  • Susan Taylor
  • Edna Simpson
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At which of these places did William meet Kate?

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Retry Correct Incorrect After she became a student at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, in 2001, Kate Middleton met her future husband. The two were married a decade after their first encounter.

At which of these places did William meet Kate?

  • At a London nightclub
  • The University of St Andrews
  • Edinburgh College
  • During a regatta meet
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Who currently lives in Althorp house?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Althorp estate has been in the Spencer family for five centuries. Princess Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer now resides there. In his words, “Sometimes I forget what a magnificent, historic place Althorp is; because for me, it is simply ‘home.'”

Who currently lives in Althorp house?

  • Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
  • Prince Andrew
  • Earl Charles Spencer
  • Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
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Queen Elizabeth’s is very fond of this dog breed.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Queen has owned more than 30 Pembroke Welsh Corgis throughout her life. She’s been fond of them since she was a child. The crown coin which commemorated her Golden Jubilee portrays her with a corgi.

Queen Elizabeth’s is very fond of this dog breed.

  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • German Shepherd
  • English Cream Golden Retriever
  • Pitbull Mastiff
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Where did Prince Harry get into hot water with his PR team?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In 2012, Prince Harry paid a visit to Las Vegas. Contrary to the city’s motto “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” the entire world saw photographic evidence of his bad-boy behavior.

Where did Prince Harry get into hot water with his PR team?

  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New Orleans
  • New York
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Before Elizabeth II earned the honor, who was the longest-ruling Queen in world history?

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Retry Correct Incorrect It clearly runs in the family. Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, reigned from 1837 to 1901 (63 years and seven months). Victoria also held the title Empress of India. She died on January 22, 1901.

Before Elizabeth II earned the honor, who was the longest-ruling Queen in world history?

  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Queen Silvia of Sweden
  • Queen Isabella of Spain
  • Queen Victoria
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Which of these is a traditional wedding dessert?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Slices of royal wedding cakes are traditionally given to guests as favors, and some have made their way to auction houses over the years. A slice of Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding cake sold for $1,200 in 2018.

Which of these is a traditional wedding dessert?

  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Cream and strawberries
  • Red velvet cake
  • Fruitcake
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As of 2019, what is the official residence of William and Kate?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In January of 2017, the Duke and Duchess confirmed that they would make their official home at Apartment 1A of Kensington Palace. They also maintain a private residence at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

As of 2019, what is the official residence of William and Kate?

  • Anmer Hall
  • St. James Palace
  • Kensington Palace
  • Clarence House
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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry The Queen is highly unimpressed. Better study up on your knowledge of the British royal family or she might sic the royal Corgis on you. How could you disappoint Prince George like this? Prince William is a bit concerned with your score, but he’s clearly seen worse. Prince Harry and Meghan are delighted. You know so much about the royals you might be asked to join the family.
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