Countries "Ruled" by King Charles III

Name the countries where King Charles III is currently the ceremonial head of state.
Barbados is a republic as of 8 September 2022
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Last updated: September 8, 2022
First submittedJune 4, 2012
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Country
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Belize
Canada
Country
Grenada
Jamaica
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Country
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tuvalu
United Kingdom
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Level 84
Oct 11, 2017
hm... had no idea about Papua New Guinea but was able to guess it before time ran out thanks to the alphabetical ordering.
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Level 71
Feb 26, 2018
ditoo. no ida about PNG...
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Level 44
Jul 30, 2018
I remembered it mostly from a bit of trivia I read, that Prince Charles had an official Papuan name that translated roughly to "Queen's #1 pickaninny".
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Level 88
Dec 17, 2021
LOL same.
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Level 84
Sep 16, 2022
Thanks to this website I've since learned that PNG declared independence from Australia, so it makes sense now.
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Level 43
Sep 16, 2022
And on this very day as well!
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Level 88
Oct 19, 2017
Wracking my brain trying to come up with the last one alphabetically - what presumably-island nation was once part of the British empire and starts with U, V, W, X, Y, or Z? United what now?
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Level 45
Dec 26, 2017
This quiz should maybe more appropriately be called "Countries 'Reigned Over' by Queen Elizabeth II." The term "rule" would more appropriately be used for a monarch that wields real political power (ie King of Saudi Arabia, Sultan of Oman, or King of Swaziland). As a constitutional monarch with ceremonial power, it's more correct to say that Queen Elizabeth II "reigns" rather than "rules." Semantics aside, this is a great quiz!
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Level 84
Feb 25, 2018
Reign is a synonym of rule. He put it in quotes
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2018
Nope. In a constitutional monarchy, the Queen reigns, but does not rule. It is a well known phrase in the Commonwealth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_monarchy
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Level 84
Feb 28, 2018
Pull out a thesaurus.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
I agree, reign is better. But since he put "rule" in quotes it doesn't matter very much. Since the quotes indicates it is not really ruling anyway.
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Level 74
Nov 2, 2021
Why not change it to reign and admit that you have learned something? The queen reigns but does not rule. As catcat says, it's a well-used expression in relation to the UK's constitutional monarchy.
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Level 87
Nov 26, 2021
Pull out an etymology. The word comes from Latin for king, not for legislation.
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Level 84
Dec 16, 2021
etymology is interesting but also irrelevant to contemporary usage. There you go, Ecce, you learned something.
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Level 74
Apr 20, 2022
Did I?
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Level 84
Sep 16, 2022
I was trying to be optimistic.
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Level 56
Dec 16, 2021
Only on Jetpunk will you find this many people that care about something so unnecessarily specific... I didn't say it was a bad thing though.
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Level 84
Dec 16, 2021
it's not a good thing
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2018
I forgot to put UK T_T
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Level 56
Feb 25, 2018
Same. I was too busy trying to get the other countries that I forgot about the most obvious one.
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2019
I was wondering how the UK only has 93%... now i know!
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Level 52
Feb 25, 2018
QE2 rules!
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Level 64
Feb 27, 2022
She does. Though some above would say she "reigns."
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Level 37
Feb 25, 2018
Jamaica and Belize, but not Trinidad & Tobago?
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Level 57
Feb 25, 2018
Nope. It is a republic, along with Guyana. Both Trinidad and Guyana have significant Indian populations, did that lead to republicanism? Note that India was the first republic within the Commonwealth. Pakistan was the second, I think.
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2018
I, uh, forgot the UK. I mean, I know she reigns over the UK, I just, you know, didn't expect it. to be on the quiz.
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Level 17
Mar 1, 2018
Why is Norfolk not on there.

It is now a Country

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Level 27
May 4, 2021
Huh? Since When?
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Level 50
May 21, 2021
It's definitely not... https://www.britannica.com/place/Norfolk-county-England. Norfolk Island isn't either, if you're talking about that: https://www.britannica.com/place/Norfolk-Island. Think you might be confusing "country" with "county."
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Level 68
Sep 16, 2022
im dead
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Level 35
Mar 1, 2018
United Kingdom is not a single country
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Level 90
Aug 14, 2018
Did you see the word United?
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Level 50
Feb 25, 2019
It is a single sovereign country.
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2019
Queen Elizebeth also rules

grenada and barbados

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Level 43
Dec 18, 2021
Not anymore for Barbados.
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2020
Forgot Canada ಠ_ಠ
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Level 19
May 14, 2020
Nearly forgot the UK :/
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Level 51
Aug 30, 2020
Ahahaha I can't believe I forgot the UK and was struggling forever on it. D'oh!
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Level 54
Sep 22, 2020
Barbados is soon to be taken off the list!
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Level 55
Nov 22, 2020
I was about to comment that
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Level 53
Sep 10, 2021
how did i manage to get all of them except the UK
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Level 83
Nov 26, 2021
Me too!
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Level 76
Nov 26, 2021
Sorry to be pedantic, but if the answers are to be in alphabetical order, the countries beginning 'Saint' should be before the Solomon Islands, as 'St.' is an abbreviation. I couldn't for the life of me think of a relevant country alphabetically between Papua New Guinea and St Kitts
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Level 63
Dec 16, 2021
Agree. I thought of Solomon Islands but did not type it because alphabetical listing clearly made it impossible. Turns out you have not put the answers alphabetically.
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2022
Agreed
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2021
Fun Fact LBA: You are the highest ranked quiz maker with a single-digit number of features.
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2021
I was surprised not to see Fiji there, since it even has the Union Jack on its flag.
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Level 38
Dec 16, 2021
same
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Level 70
Dec 9, 2021
Be nice to have a quiz including any countries she's ruled historically if it doesn't exist already
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Level 65
Dec 16, 2021
Correction: Barbados is not a republic. It simply changed monarchs. The new queen of Barbados is Robyn Fenty, better known by her regnal name, Rihanna I.
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Level 43
Dec 18, 2021
No? It is now a republic. The previous governor-general is now the president, and it also has a prime minister as the head of government. Rihanna is simply honored as the country's national hero.
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Level 72
Dec 18, 2021
It's possible that dr02 was attempting to be funny...
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2021
It was at this moment I realized I don't know much about the Commonwealth realms
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2021
ikr same
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Level 28
Dec 16, 2021
I wonder if she can name them all? Lol
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2021
Haha
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Level 59
Dec 18, 2021
Very interesting
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Level 66
Sep 8, 2022
RIP Queen Liz :(
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Level 37
Sep 8, 2022
"Used to be ruled"... RIP
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Level 60
Sep 8, 2022
Not anymore :(
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Level 64
Sep 11, 2022
Rest in Peace to the Queen :(
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Level 60
Sep 16, 2022
God Save the King!
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2022
I had no idea the Crown was shrinking so much! I thought all the former Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean colonies were still ruled by the British monarch
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2022
And with Elizabeth gone, it sounds like many Caribbean countries are rethinking their relationship to the monarchy. I'm expecting this list to shrink even further in the next few years.
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Level 23
Sep 16, 2022
I somehow forgot the United Kingdom!
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Level 54
Sep 16, 2022
I circled through Oceania and the Caribbean, combed through all of Africa (which had nothing), caught a Central American country, and remembered a North American country. I had no idea what I could have been missing... I missed the UK.
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Level 35
Sep 17, 2022
Forgot the UK, even though Charles III is King of the UK ;-;
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Level 82
Sep 18, 2022
I mean, he's king of all these countries. He is, for example, King of Canada and King of Australia. And I don't mean that as King of the United Kingdom he rules over those countries ex officio, I mean he literally holds the title of "King of Canada" and "King of Australia"... or "King of Antigua and Barbuda", for that matter - all the countries on this quiz. However, even though people often called Elizabeth the "Queen of England", that hasn't been a title since 1707, when Queen Anne went from Queen of England to Queen of Great Britain with the passage of the Acts of Union, bringing together England and Scotland.
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Level 82
Sep 18, 2022
PNG always seems to be a country that people forget about. Excluding the UK itself, for the purposes of this quiz PNG is third in population behind only Canada and Australia - it's almost twice as big as NZ in both population and area. In fact it has almost as many people as all of the realms smaller than it combined. It's also an interesting or notable place in other ways - it occupies a majority of the world's second largest island. It is the world's most linguistically diverse nation with over 800 living native languages - almost 12% of all languages still spoken on Earth.