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The BIG England Royal Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Love our Royal Family? How high can YOU score in the BIG England Royal Quiz?

If you know your Zara from your Anne, and have an opinion on Meghan and Kate, then this is the England royal quiz for you. See if you can impress yourself, or your friends, with your knowledge of England’s royal trivia. Obviously the royal family don’t only belong to us in England, but all of the Commonwealth, but for the purpose of this website, they’re ours.

The Royal family has a long history of messy relationships, runs ins with the media, and fascinating circumstances around births, deaths and marriages. The walls of Buckingham Palace have seen a LOT. But how much do you know about them all?

Test your knowledge here and see how well you really know England’s royal family.

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This royal quiz has five rounds of 10 questions, all the rounds are slightly different. Great if you’re looking for unusual royal quiz questions!

The answers to the royal quiz are at the end of the post, so don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them. Don’t forget to share your scores in the comments at the end of the post.

Enjoy…

Welcome to my 50 British Royal Family Quiz Questions! 

See how high you can score on this royal quiz…

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Round 1: recent royal dramas

Show us how much you know about the recent dramas in this royal quiz…

  1. What two-word nickname was collectively given to William, Kate, Harry and
    Meghan until Harry and Meghan announced their plans to leave their roles a
    senior royals?

2. Who said about Meghan in 2020 “I’m not a fan of hers. And I would say this — and
she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s going
to need it.”

3. Which of the Queen’s grandchildren announced they were getting divorced in
early 2020?

4. In November 2019, which restaurant was flooded with parody reviews on
TripAdvisor, after Prince Andrew claimed he’d been there 18 years earlier (name
of restaurant chain and the town)

5. Which royal’s wedding had to be postponed due to the pandemic?

6. What’s the name of Meghan and Harry’s official Instagram account?

7. What was the name of the character Meghan played in Suits?

8. Harry and Meghan said in an interview that they got engaged while they were
__________.

9. When the Queen stepped out for her first official engagement since the start of
the pandemic, what was she criticised for?

10. Who’s the oldest out of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan?


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Round 2. Royals in recent (or fairly recent) memory

Next up in the royal quiz, recent royal history…

11. Before he married the Queen, Prince Philip was already a member of a European
Royal family. Of which country?

12. In 2002, it was revealed that which member of the royal family did a ‘wicked Ali G.
impression’?

13. William and Kate met at university. What subject did they both major in?

14. Charles and Camilla’s wedding in 2005 was postponed because of the death of
which world figure?

15. What did Martin Bashir do in 1995, which ruffled a lot of feathers at Buckingham
Palace?

16. Which member of the royal family has won an Olympic silver medal?

17. What was Diana’s job when she became engaged to Charles?

18. How old was the Queen when at her coronation?

19. What is the name of Prince Charles’s official residence?

20. At the time of her death, Princess Diana was romantically linked with Dodi Al
Fayed. His father, at the time, was the owner of what?


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Round 3: royals in history

Do this royal quiz to see how well you know the history of the royal family…

21. King Henry VIII had six wives. What first name did three of them share?

22. Which historical royal couple had nine children, called Victoria, Albert, Alice,
Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice?

23. King Henry I of England is thought to have died from eating too many lampreys.
What are lampreys?

24. Who was the first person to be monarch of both England and Scotland at the same
time?

25. What name is shared by a vodka-based cocktail, a superstition involving a mirror,
and the nickname of an English monarch?

26. Where did King Edward V of England and his younger brother, Richard of
Shrewsbury meet their untimely death?

27. In 1748, King George II decided he was going to have two of something, which
most of us only have one. To this day the Queen continues the tradition of having
two. Two of what?

28. Which English monarch is said to have composed the tune Greensleeves?

29. Which English king was nicknamed ‘the Lionheart’?

30. Who holds the record for being having the longest reign of any British monarch?


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Round 4: Royals in film and TV

Royal quiz: film and TV…

31. Which actress has played Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, each in
separate performances (a movie and a TV series)?

32. In which 2019 movie did Prince William and Harry reportedly film cameo
appearances for, although they were apparently cut out in the final edit?

33. Which film director created the segment of the Olympic games in 2012 that
features Queen Elizabeth?

34. Which monarch appears as the king of England in the film Braveheart?

35. Which royal family member is played by Emerald Fennel in the Crown?

36. Who played Queen Elizabeth I in two separate films, released in 1998 and 2007?

37. Judi Dench won an Oscar in 1999 for playing a historic royal in a film, despite only
appearing for 8 minutes. Name the film.

38. In 1998, Sarah Ferguson made an appearance in which TV series?

39. What’s the name of the drinking game played by the Royal Family in Season 4 of
the Crown, that Diana was brilliant at (and Margaret Thatcher wasn’t so good at)?

40. In his interview with James Corden, which actor did Prince Harry suggest should
play him in the Crown?


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Round 5. Royals, rules and traditions

Test how well you know the rules and traditions in this royal quiz…

41. Which of these foods are royals NOT forbidden from eating? Shellfish, rare meat,
white chocolate, garlic.

42. According to tradition, if you meet the Queen you should first address her as ‘Your
majesty’. What three words should you use when first meeting other members of
the royal family?

43. At a royal engagement, if the Queen moves her handbag from one hand to
another, what (reportedly) is the giving her staff a secret sign to do?

44. What event is also known as the Queen’s Birthday March?

45.In 2009, Michelle Obama broke a rule of etiquette when interacting with the
Queen. What faux pas did she make?

46. How many members of the Royal Family are exempt from having to carry a
passport when travelling abroad?

47. Traditionally, the monarch is the only person in the country who can eat a
particular animal, because she (or he) owns them all. Which animal?

48. Where do the Royal Family traditionally spend Christmas?

49. The Queen is said to have created a breed of dog called a dorgi. It’s a cross
between a corgi and which other dog breed?

50. In what century was Buckingham Palace built?

Bonus question

The current Royal Family belongs to the House of Windsor. So far, there have been four
British monarchs in the House of Windsor. Name all four of them.


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Round 1: recent royal dramas ANSWERS

Show us how much you know about the recent dramas in this royal quiz…

  1. What two-word nickname was collectively given to William, Kate, Harry and
    Meghan until Harry and Meghan announced their plans to leave their roles a
    senior royals?
    The Fab Four

2. Who said about Meghan in 2020 “I’m not a fan of hers. And I would say this — and
she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s going
to need it.”
Donald Trump

3. Which of the Queen’s grandchildren announced they were getting divorced in
early 2020?
Peter Phillips

4. In November 2019, which restaurant was flooded with parody reviews on
TripAdvisor, after Prince Andrew claimed he’d been there 18 years earlier (name
of restaurant chain and the town)
Pizza Express, Woking

5. Which royal’s wedding had to be postponed due to the pandemic?
Princess Beatrice

6. What’s the name of Meghan and Harry’s official Instagram account?
@royalsussex

7. What was the name of the character Meghan played in Suits?
Rachel Zane

8. Harry and Meghan said in an interview that they got engaged while they were
__________
Cooking dinner

9. When the Queen stepped out for her first official engagement since the start of
the pandemic, what was she criticised for?
Not wearing a mask
Extra info: To be fair, she was adhering to social distancing rules.

10. Who’s the oldest out of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan?
Meghan


Round 2. Royals in recent (or fairly recent) memory ANSWERS

Next up in the royal quiz, recent royal history…

11. Before he married the Queen, Prince Philip was already a member of a European
Royal family. Of which country?
Greece

12. In 2002, it was revealed that which member of the royal family did a ‘wicked Ali G.
impression’?
The Queen Mother

13. William and Kate met at university. What subject did they both major in?
History of art

14. Charles and Camilla’s wedding in 2005 was postponed because of the death of
which world figure?
Pope John Paul II

15. What did Martin Bashir do in 1995, which ruffled a lot of feathers at Buckingham
Palace?
Interviewed Princess Diana

16. Which member of the royal family has won an Olympic silver medal?
Zara Tindall
Extra info: it was in equestrianism, in London 2012. Her mother, Princess Anne, also
competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, but didn’t get onto the medal table.

17. What was Diana’s job when she became engaged to Charles?
Kindergarten teacher

18. How old was the Queen when at her coronation?
27

19. What is the name of Prince Charles’s official residence?
Clarence House

20. At the time of her death, Princess Diana was romantically linked with Dodi Al
Fayed. His father, at the time, was the owner of what?
Harrods


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Round 3: royals in history ANSWERS

Do this royal quiz to see how well you know the history of the royal family…

21. King Henry VIII had six wives. What first name did three of them share?
Catherine

22. Which historical royal couple had nine children, called Victoria, Albert, Alice,
Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice?
Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort Albert

23. King Henry I of England is thought to have died from eating too many lampreys.
What are lampreys?
Fish

24. Who was the first person to be monarch of both England and Scotland at the same
time?
James I

25. What name is shared by a vodka-based cocktail, a superstition involving a mirror,
and the nickname of an English monarch?
Bloody Mary
Extra info: the monarch was Queen Mary I, nicknamed Bloody Mary because the executed
a lot of people for religious beliefs.

26. Where did King Edward V of England and his younger brother, Richard of
Shrewsbury meet their untimely death?
The Tower of London
Extra info: they were murdered there and are often referred to as the Princes in the Tower.

27. In 1748, King George II decided he was going to have two of something, which
most of us only have one. To this day the Queen continues the tradition of having
two. Two of what?
Birthdays

28. Which English monarch is said to have composed the tune Greensleeves?
Henry VIII

29. Which English king was nicknamed ‘the Lionheart’?
Richard I

30. Who holds the record for being having the longest reign of any British monarch?
Queen Elizabeth II
Extra info: She’s been on the throne since February 1952, already beating Queen Victoria,
who has the second-longest reign of 63 years, 216 days. Assuming she stays on the throne
until 2024, she’ll also beat Louis XIV of France, who currently has the record for the longest
reign of a monarch in any country.


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Round 4: Royals in film and TV ANSWERS

Royal quiz: film and TV…

31. Which actress has played Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, each in
separate performances (a movie and a TV series)?
Helen Bonham Carter
Extra info: Princess Margaret in the Crown, the Queen Mother in the King’s Speech.

32. In which 2019 movie did Prince William and Harry reportedly film cameo
appearances for, although they were apparently cut out in the final edit?
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Extra info: they reportedly filmed a scene as Stormtroopers and wouldn’t have been
recognisable as Stormtroopers wear masks.

33. Which film director created the segment of the Olympic games in 2012 that
features Queen Elizabeth?
Danny Boyle

34. Which monarch appears as the king of England in the film Braveheart?
Edward I

35. Which royal family member is played by Emerald Fennel in the Crown?
Camilla

36. Who played Queen Elizabeth I in two separate films, released in 1998 and 2007?
Cate Blanchett

37. Judi Dench won an Oscar in 1999 for playing a historic royal in a film, despite only
appearing for 8 minutes. Name the film.
Shakespeare in Love

38. In 1998, Sarah Ferguson made an appearance in which TV series?
Friends

39. What’s the name of the drinking game played by the Royal Family in Season 4 of
the Crown, that Diana was brilliant at (and Margaret Thatcher wasn’t so good at)?
Ibble Dibble

40. In his interview with James Corden, which actor did Prince Harry suggest should
play him in the Crown?
Damien Lewis


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Round 5. Royals, rules and traditions ANSWERS

Test how well you know the rules and traditions in this royal quiz…

41. Which of these foods are royals NOT forbidden from eating? Shellfish, rare meat,
white chocolate, garlic.
White chocolate

42. According to tradition, if you meet the Queen you should first address her as ‘Your
majesty’. What three words should you use when first meeting other members of
the royal family?
‘Your royal highness’

43. At a royal engagement, if the Queen moves her handbag from one hand to
another, what (reportedly) is the giving her staff a secret sign to do?
To help her finish the conversation
Extra info: Reportedly, this is one of many secret signs. Apparently if she puts her handbag
on the table, that’s a sign that she wants to leave.

44. What event is also known as the Queen’s Birthday March?
The Trooping of the Colour

45.In 2009, Michelle Obama broke a rule of etiquette when interacting with the
Queen. What faux pas did she make?
She hugged the Queen
Extra info: Even if it was a break in protocol, the Queen didn’t seem to mind.

46. How many members of the Royal Family are exempt from having to carry a
passport when travelling abroad?
One — only the Queen (other members of the Royal Family do have to carry passports)

47. Traditionally, the monarch is the only person in the country who can eat a
particular animal, because she (or he) owns them all. Which animal?
Swans
Extra info: technically, this is still true, but not because the Queen owns them all. It’s
because they’re a protected species, and the Queen is the only person in the country who’s
immune to prosecution. You can learn more about the amazing animals in England here.

48. Where do the Royal Family traditionally spend Christmas?
Sandringham

49. The Queen is said to have created a breed of dog called a dorgi. It’s a cross
between a corgi and which other dog breed?
Dachshund

50. In what century was Buckingham Palace built?
18th
Extra info: right at the beginning of the 18th century, in 1703.

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Bonus question

The current Royal Family belongs to the House of Windsor. So far, there have been four
British monarchs in the House of Windsor. Name all four of them.
George V, Edward VIII, George VI and of course, Elizabeth II.

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