England's Buckingham Palace is many things. It's a piece of history, a work of architectural art, a focal point for national mourning and celebration, and even, yes, a family residence. In 2018, it's also more accessible than it has ever been to members of the public -- British commoners and visitors from overseas alike. But to visit Buckingham Palace as a tourist is one thing, and to be invited there is something else entirely. What if you were spending the night in the Palace? Could you get through your visit without committing a faux pas? We've created a quiz to help you figure that out (just in case!)
We should note here that non-subjects of the Crown -- for example, Americans -- are not expected to know all the rules of royal etiquette. There are lower standards for them. However, many visitors prefer to be well-informed and to follow the important points of protocol, like how royals are to be addressed, and how to properly bow or curtsy. We've written this quiz with that higher standard of behavior in mind.
Are you ready to prove that you could spend a night in Buckingham Palace, and comport yourself so well you'd be invited back a second time? Jolly good! Right then, off you go!