The British Royal Family - Modern Times

Can you answer these questions about the royal family in the 20th and 21st centuries?
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: July 12, 2018
First submittedJuly 12, 2018
Times taken6,894
Enter answer here
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
What type of jubilee did Queen Elizabeth celebrate in 2012?
Diamond Jubliee
What palace is the Queen's primary residence?
Buckingham Palace
Who did Prince Harry marry in 2018?
Meghan Markle
What dynasty does the current royal family belong to?
What is Prince Andrew's title?
Duke of York
What was the first name of Queen Elizabeth's mother?
What was the first name of George VI before he ascended to the throne?
What 2010 movie was about George VI's efforts to overcome a stammer?
The King's Speech
What is the title of the heir to the throne?
Prince of Wales
What was Princess Diana's maiden name?
What did King Edward VIII do that no other British monarch had ever done?
What country was Prince Philip born in?
In what city would you find the Palace of Holyroodhouse?
What is the name of Kate Middleton's sister?
What dangerous country was Prince Harry deployed to while serving in the military?
In what event did Princess Anne compete at the 1976 Summer Olympics?
Eventing (Equestrian)
What breed of dog does the Queen famously own?
What is the first name of Prince Charles's wife?
In what building did Queen Elizabeth's coronation take place?
Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth might give her initials as ER. What does the R stand for?
Level 88
Jul 13, 2018
I was slightly confused by the 'title of the heir to the throne' question and was trying to think what title is given to that person so entered 'heir incumbent', 'heir apparent' and 'next in line'... When it showed 'Prince of Wales', I felt quite stupid! Perhaps it could ask 'what is the title of the CURRENT heir to the throne' to avoid the confusion over a general title for the heir instead of the specific person who holds that position now (I appreciate my previous answers aren't actually 'titles' but won't imagine I'll be the first to be this easily confused)
Level ∞
Jul 13, 2018
Prince of Wales is a general title that, for several centuries, has been the title of the heir to the throne:

Level 53
Jul 24, 2018
In fact there are several rules to which the Princedom of Wales is granted to the heir of the crown. But nowadays those would simply be, being the eldest son of the Monarch and being of legal age, being the Prince of Wales is no automatic upon the ascension of the former prince of Wales to the throne. However the phrasing of the question was quite good.
Level 79
Aug 10, 2018
And Wikipedia says:

"The title is not automatic and is not heritable; it merges into the Crown when a prince accedes to the throne, or lapses on his death leaving the sovereign free to re-grant it to the new heir apparent (such as the late prince's son or brother). Prince Charles was created Prince of Wales on 26 July 1958, some six years after he became heir apparent..."

Note that Prince Charles (born 1948 and heir apparent from 1952) was CREATED Prince of Wales in 1958, having previously (in 1952) been created Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay. So between 1952 and 1958 there was no Prince of Wales although there was an heir apparent. And the Queen might have withheld the title for ever.

Also, "the title of the heir to the throne" can just as well be Duke of Rothesay, the Scottish title for the heir apparent.

The question can easily be amended to "what title does the monarch usually grant the heir apparent". Both Prince of Wales and Duke of Rothesay should be accepted as answers.

Level 79
Aug 10, 2018
If a female is the heir apparent does she hold the title of Princess of Wales? Just wondering.
Level 62
Aug 11, 2018
ander217, good question! Neither Elizabeth II nor Victoria held the title, although Princess Charlotte of Wales may have eventually held it had she not died at 21 in 1817 while she was second in line to the throne (her title was the same as the title held by William and Harry before their marriages). This will come up sometime in the future as the line of succession to the British throne is now decided by absolute primogeniture instead of male-preference primogeniture (for people born after 28 October 2011). That means that Prince George's first child will follow him in the line of succession regardless of the child's gender. You might have to wait about 40 or 50 years to get your answer though!
Level 71
Jul 14, 2018
I was thrown as well. I just thought that was Charles title specifically, not the one for the heir to the throne.
Level 71
Aug 10, 2018
What's the difference between the next person in line for the throne, a bald man, an orphan and an orangutan? [Apologies for the awful riddle.]
Level 81
Aug 12, 2018
Not much in this case.
Level 65
Jul 14, 2018
Two things. I would change 'primary' residence to 'official' as the queen does not primarily live at Buckingham Palace and spends most of her time at other palaces like Windsor or Balmoral.

The other thing is that horse-riding should be accepted for 'equestrian'

Level 66
Apr 25, 2020
For the Olympics question you are looking for the answer "eventing", I think you should accept "three day eventing". Call me ignorant, but I did not know that eventing was sufficient for the same.
Level 75
Jul 16, 2018
What is Prince Andrew's title? Prince, of course
Level 60
Aug 10, 2018
Duke of York
Level 78
Aug 28, 2020
Do they keep their titles if they wind up going to prison?
Level 55
Aug 10, 2018
Edward VIII wasn't the only English king to abdicate; he was the only monarch to "voluntarily" abdicate, although you could argue about how voluntary it actually was given the pressure from the establishment and the church.
Level 78
Jan 31, 2019
I can't believe there isn't more discussion on this.
Level 64
Aug 10, 2018
I don't think just Westminster should be accepted for the coronation question - Westminster Abbey is not the same as Westminster Cathedral, or the Palace of Westminster.

Or, for that matter, Westminster Bridge. haha

Level 66
Apr 25, 2020
I agree, how absurd: the coronation took place in a building somewhere in Westminster! I still have not learnt to touch-type, so I had to delete " abbey" from my next answer.
Level 68
Aug 10, 2018
I knew the answer was Prince of Wales. I knew it was. So why on earth did I keep insisting on typing in Duke of Wales?
Level 64
Aug 10, 2018
The heir to the throne is not automatically the Prince of Wales - it's the traditional title given to the monarch's eldest son but it is not automatically assigned (Duke of Cornwall is automatic)

The Queen was heiress presumptive and she was never Prince or Princess of Wales. She was HRH Princess Elizabeth of York, then HRH The Princess Elizabeth, then HRH The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh

George VI was Duke of York when he was the heir

Queen Victoria was HRH Princess Victoria of Kent when she was heiress

Prince Charles was simply HRH Prince Charles of Edinburgh, followed by HRH The Prince Charles before being made PoW in 1958. If he'd ascended the throne before that, he would have never been PoW

George VI was Duke of Clarence

etc etc.

Level 56
Aug 10, 2018
Can I suggest accepting Saxe-Coburg for the dynasty question? I know it was officially changed to Windsor but technically that is the dynasty they originally belonged to.