The Royal Family: 50 Trivia Questions Inspired by The Crown

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Hey, royal enthusiasts and trivia buffs! In this post, we’re diving deep into the fascinating world of the British royal family.

You can’t argue it — they are a fascinating bunch. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be boatloads of shows and movies about ’em.

We’ll start with some questions about the real-life royal family, including the iconic Princess Diana, the beloved Prince Harry, and the charismatic Prince William. Then, we’ll transition to questions inspired by the Emmy award-winning TV show The Crown, covering the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the intricacies of royal life, and the dramatic events that have shaped modern monarchy.

Whether you’re a devoted fan of the show or a royal history aficionado, get ready to test your knowledge and learn more about the British monarchy!

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The Royal Family: Trivia Questions And Answers

The Crown and Royal Family Trivia Questions

What were Queen Elizabeth’s two middle names?

Answer: Alexandra Mary.

    What is Queen Elizabeth II’s full name?

    Answer: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.

    What type of animal was owned by Queen Elizabeth II, who had more than 30 of them during her reign and is known for her love of them?

    Answer: Corgis and Dorgis (a cross between a Corgi and a Dachshund).

    Who becomes Queen Elizabeth II’s Prime Minister at the beginning of her reign?

    Answer: Winston Churchill.

    Before Diana married into the British royal family, she had her own royal connections via her ancestors. Who had more English royal blood — Diana or Prince Charles (now King Charles)?

    Answer: Diana did. Illegitimate offspring of Kings Charles II and James II had joined the aristocratic Spencer line. Thanks to her lineage, Diana actually had more English royal blood than Prince Charles, as the Windsors have strong Germanic ties. In fact, Princh Charles’ family name changed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917.

    Diana was only 20 when she wed Prince Charles. How old was Prince Charles?

    Answer: 32.

    Who designed Princess Diana’s wedding dress?

    Answer: Elizabeth and David Emanuel, also known as the Emanuels.

    At the altar, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle all told their partners that they would “love him, comfort him, honor, and keep him, in sickness and in health.” What “traditional” word was omitted from the vow?

    Answer: “Obey”.

    What charitable cause was Princess Diana famously associated with?

    Answer: AIDS awareness and the campaign to ban landmines.

    How did Prince William and Kate Middleton meet?

    Answer: At university.

    What was the name of Prince Harry’s revealing memoir, published in 2023, where he tells all about his life as a member of the British royal family?

    Answer: Spare

    The Bench is a children’s book inspired by a poem this royal member wrote for her husband for his first Father’s Day. She had the poem engraved onto a bench that she gifted him. Who wrote this book?

    Answer: Meghan Markle. “It’s a love story,” Meghan says of The Bench. “It’s really just about growing with someone and having this deep connection and this trust so that, be it good times or bad, you know that you had this person.”

    What popular TV show was Meghan Markle in before she married Prince Harry?

    Answer: Suits.

    What is the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband?

    Answer: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

    What is the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son?

    Answer: Prince Charles.

    What is the name of Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son?

    Answer: Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh.

    Who was the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert?

    Answer: Edward VII.

    What sort of animal was Queen Victoria’s pet, Coco?

    Answer: Parrot.

    What British ruler’s long reign did Queen Elizabeth II surpass in September 2015?

    Answer: Queen Victoria (she ruled for 63 years until her death in 1901).

    What is the name of the famous royal residence in London that is open to the public during the summer months?

    Answer: Kensington Palace.

    What is the name of the famous royal residence in Norfolk that is used by the Royal Family for Christmas?

    Answer: Sandringham House.

    What is the name of the famous royal residence in Scotland that is used by the Royal Family for their summer holiday?

    Answer: The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    The Coronation Day of 6th May 2023 was for which king or queen?

    Answer: Charles III and his wife, Camilla.

    Who was Queen Camilla married to before King Charles?

    Answer: Andrew Parker Bowles.

    Should Queen Camilla outlive the king, what would be her title?

    Answer: Camilla would likely take on the title of “queen dowager”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines queen dowager as “the widow of a king.”

    King Charles is a prolific author. His most notable book has to be ____, a 2010 tome on the environment, focusing on climate change and agriculture.

    Answer: Harmony.

    In 1951, the controversial Duke of ____, a.k.a. former King Edward VIII, wrote a memoir detailing his decision to abdicate the throne. He also chronicles his royal upbringing, his education at Oxford, and of course, his love for American divorcée Wallis Simpson.

    Answer: Windsor. (The book is called A King’s Story: The Memoirs of H.R.H. the Duke of Windsor.)

    Who is the oldest ascending monarch, having become king at the age of 73?

    Answer: King Charles III, after his mother Queen Elizabeth II passed.

    What was the name of Queen Victoria’s beloved Pomeranian, who was her constant companion for 18 years?

    Answer: The dog’s name was Turi.

    What type of dog was owned by King Charles II, who was said to have been so devoted to his pets that he issued a decree allowing them to enter any public place, including the House of Parliament?

    Answer: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

    What type of dog was owned by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the parents of Queen Elizabeth II, and was the first of its breed to be registered with the Kennel Club?

    Answer: Corgi.

    Corgi Dog

    What title was given to Prince William upon his marriage to Kate Middleton?

    Answer: Duke of Cambridge.

    What year did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle step back from their roles as senior royals?

    Answer: 2020.

    King Charles plays three instruments. What are they?

    Answer: Guitar, piano and the cello.

    What is the name of the organic food brand that King Charles founded?

    Answer: Duchy Originals.

    What crown did King Charles wear at his Coronation?

    Answer: The St Edward’s Crown.

    On April 9th of what year did Charles and Camilla tie the knot in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall?

    Answer: 2005.

    The Crown: Trivia Questions And Answers

    The Crown Trivia Questions

    In The Crown, who does Princess Margaret marry?

    Answer: Antony Armstrong-Jones, also known as Lord Snowdon.

    Who is the American divorcée that Edward VIII abdicated the throne for, as shown in Season 1?

    Answer: Wallis Simpson.

    What financial crisis does Queen Elizabeth II face in Season 2 involving the Suez Canal?

    Answer: The nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egypt.

    Which historical figure does the Queen dance with during her visit to Ghana in Season 2?

    Answer: Kwame Nkrumah.

    What medical condition is revealed about Prince Philip’s mother in Season 3?

    Answer: Schizophrenia.

      Who is the English actress known for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth seasons of the Netflix series “The Crown”?

      Answer: Olivia Colman.

      Who is the British actress known for her role as Queen Elizabeth in seasons 1 and 2 of the Netflix series “The Crown”?

      Answer: Claire Foy.

      What is the name of the private secretary who served Queen Elizabeth II in the early seasons?

      Answer: Tommy Lascelles.

      In Season 3, which disaster leads to a large number of fatalities in a Welsh village?

      Answer: The Aberfan disaster.

      What controversial interview does Princess Diana give in Season 4?

      Answer: The Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

      Which actress plays Princess Diana in Season 4?

      Answer: Emma Corrin.

      Who portrays Margaret Thatcher in Season 4?

      Answer: Gillian Anderson.

      Which royal residence is depicted as Elizabeth’s favorite retreat in Scotland?

      Answer: Balmoral Castle.

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