The Great British Royal Family Quiz

By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

The British royal family can trace its line thousands of years back in time and is an object of fascination the world over. Test your knowledge of this famous family.

What is the name of the current queen?

Queen Elizabeth II is the current head of the throne. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

What royal house does the current queen belong to?

The present queen, Elizabeth II, is of the House of Windsor. The house was originally referred to as the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha but was changed to sound more English during World War I.

Which famous British royal died in a car crash?

Princess Diana died on the night of August 31, 1997, after a car crash. The driver of the car she was in was drunk and driving unsafely to try and escape the paparazzi, which lead to the crash.

Where does the queen live in London?

Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom since 1837. It has nearly 800 rooms and the largest private garden in London.

Who is next in line for the throne?

Prince Charles is the first in line to the throne, following the death or abdication of Queen Elizabeth II. He also holds the title of Prince of Wales.

Which British royal was known for being a rebel when they were young?

Prince Harry was famous for his rebellious attitude during his youth. He was known for partying and naked pictures of him made international tabloids in 2012.

What church does the British royal family belong to?

The royal family belongs to the Church of England. King Henry VIII created the Church of England in 1536, and all British royals have belonged to it since.

What is Kate Middleton's royal title?

Kate Middleton is married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William is second in line to the throne.

How many children do Prince William and Kate Middleton have?

Kate and William have two children, a boy and a girl. Their names and titles are Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

Which of these countries is Queen Elizabeth II not the monarch of?

Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. This does not include South Africa.

Who is married to Queen Elizabeth II?

Queen Elizabeth II has been married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, since 1947. He's descended from the royal families of Denmark and Greece.

The famous Princess Diana was the princess of:

Diana, Princess of Wales, was born Diana Frances Spencer. When she married Charles, Prince of Wales, she became Princess of Wales.

What was Princess Diana's famous nickname?

After her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, Diana became known as Lady Diana. She was often referred to as Lady Di.

Queen Elizabeth II has more of which nationality in her ancestry?

Queen Elizabeth II is the descendant of the family of Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Albert was Queen Victoria's consort. Albert's family belonged to the German House of Wettin, so Elizabeth II has German ancestry.

Who is the longest reigning monarch in British history?

Queen Victoria reigned for almost 64 years. Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her record in 2015. In 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate 65 years on the throne.

Which hereditary disease was so common in European royals that it was called "the royal disease?"

Due to intermarriage, a number of European royals in the 19th and 20th centuries were diagnosed with hemophilia, a rare blood disease. Queen Victoria's son had it and her two daughters spread it to other royal houses in Europe.

Which of these British monarchs have an era named after them?

The Victorian era was named for the reign of Queen Victoria. She ruled from 1837 to her death in 1901.

How many children does Queen Elizabeth II have?

Her majesty has had four children. They are Charles, Prince of Wales; Anna, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward; Earl of Wessex.

Who is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip?

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, is the youngest child of the queen and prince. He was born on March 10, 1964.

Which British royal served in Afghanistan?

Prince Harry chose a military career in the British army and served twice in Afghanistan. He was there from 2007-2008 and again from 2012-2013.

How many grandchildren does the queen have?

Queen Elizabeth II has four children and eight grandchildren. Her oldest grandchild is Prince William of Wales, who was born in 1982.

Who was the monarch before Elizabeth II?

George VI was the monarch of the United Kingdom from 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the father of Elizabeth II.

Which animal does the queen famously love?

Elizabeth II is a famous lover of animals. She has a special fondness for horses and dogs.

Which of these countries does not have Elizabeth II on their money?

Elizabeth II is the Head of the Commonwealth, which includes 52 nations around the world. The United States is not a part of this commonwealth and does not feature Elizabeth II on its currency.

Who was the first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace?

Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to live in Buckingham Palace. She moved in after it was finished in 1837.

Where do several members of the royal family currently live?

Kensington Palace stands in Kensington Gardens in London. Currently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and several other royal family members live there.

Prince Harry is the son of which famous royal?

Prince Harry was born in 1984. He's the son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales.

Is the royal family popular in England?

The royal family is considered a British institution. It is incredibly popular both in the UK and abroad.

Which British royal is a certified pilot?

Prince William underwent pilot training and then helicopter training. He worked as an air ambulance pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Did Kate Middleton have noble ties before marrying Prince William?

Kate's father's family has ties to the British aristocracy. The image of Kate Middleton as someone who came from an entirely middle-class background is not accurate.

The royal family is involved with a lot of:

The royal family has links to numerous different charities. These range from large renowned charities to smaller ones with very specific aims.

What pet has Queen Elizabeth had over 30 of during her reign?

Elizabeth II loves dogs, but specifically Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She has owned more than 30 over the course of her reign and loved them since she was a child.

Where did Prince William and Kate Middleton meet?

Both Prince William and Kate Middleton studied at St. Andrews University, where they met. They were married in 2011.

Which royal was born in 2015?

Princess Charlotte was born to Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2015. Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and she is fourth in line to the throne.

Which British royal competed at the Olympics?

Zara Tindall is the granddaughter of Elizabeth II. She has had a successful riding career and won a silver medal when she competed at the London 2012 Olympics.

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