Rule England for a Day and We'll Guess Which Royal Family Member You Are

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Everyone approaches having great power from a different perspective. Some lean more toward the notion that, as the saying goes, "It's good to be the king." Others are more of the mindset that, "It's lonely at the top." Some are concerned about now being able to trust the people around them and living in a fishbowl. Others are more excited by the opportunity to help other people and change the world by touching thousands of lives.

While the Queen looks set to live another 90 years, it's curious to speculate about what sort of monarch some of her other relatives might make. Clearly, some enjoy the limelight more than others, and all have different priorities and attitudes to philanthropy, public life, and service. Some of the younger ones have wilder pasts than others, though the Queen herself has never put a foot wrong (that we know of, at least). They have different relationships with the media, and some value their privacy more than others.

How would you choose to rule, if you were suddenly given the power of the Crown? Forgetting Parliament, what would be your legal rulings? Your royal style? Tell us, and we'll figure out which real royal is your majestic match!

Someone has offended your Majesty. What happens now?

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What royal form of address would you go by?

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You meet a foreign head of state. How do you greet them?

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You have been invited to a party. What sort of party will you NOT be attending?

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Would you consider referring to yourself in the third person or using the royal "we"?

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Which royal event will you definitely hold during your one-day reign?

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What law could Parliament pass during your reign that you would refuse to sign?

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What crazy perk of being Queen or King would you definitely enjoy?

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Which royal palace would you sleep in, so that you could start your reign off on the right foot?

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Parliament and the executive have both been acting rather unusually recently. How will you whip them back into shape?

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The monarch is always a great philanthropist. How will you help the less fortunate?

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Being a monarch is hard work. What will you do to relax between tea and supper?

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You meet an ordinary citizen who is too intimidated to speak. How do you set them at ease?

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What royal hairstyle will you rock?

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Will you give any speeches during your reign?

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How will you deal with the forces that are trying to abolish you?

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Which royal form of transportation will you be sure to use?

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How will you make sure your embarrassing cousin doesn't make a scene in front of the press?

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A journalist asks a too-personal question. What happens next?

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With which nation will you forge an alliance through marriage?

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Royals have to dress nicely. What sneaky way will you ensure you are more comfortable?

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At a solemn public event, you get uncontrollable giggles. What will you think about to make them go away?

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Who will you send to the Tower, just because you can?

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The monarch traditionally owns all the wild swans in the UK. What will you do with them?

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You now have the highest-level clearance! Which secret documents will you demand be brought to you at once?

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Literally anyone would pick up the phone if the Queen or King called. Which brilliant person currently living will you call?

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Now that you have been a monarch, you are entitled to be buried in Westminster Abbey, even if you live many more years. What will you insist be played at your royal funeral?

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Citizens often write letters to the Queen. What could land on your royal desk to guarantee a response?

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Which potential rival for the throne will you put on the ship to Australia at once?

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Remember, you only have one day to rule. What do you hope will be the legacy of your reign?

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