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Queen Elizabeth II Quiz


Quiz

  1. The Queen was born in a private house, in which London street?
  2. In which year was the Queen born? Can you give us the exact birthdate?
  3. Can you name the Archbishop of Canterbury who officiated the Queen and Prince Philip's wedding ceremony?
  4. When the Queen was born, was she first, second, third, or fourth in line to the throne?
  5. What was the name of the hotel in the Aberdare National Park in Kenya where Princess Elizabeth was staying when she learned of her father's death in 1952?



  6. Who designed the Queen's wedding dress?
  7. Where did the Queen's coronation take place? And in which year?
  8. Which of the Queen's children was the first child born to a reigning monarch since Queen Victoria’s youngest child, Princess Beatrice, in 1857?
  9. In which year was the Queen’s Silver Jubilee – marking 25 years on the throne?
  10. When she turned 18, Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) to train in which job?
  11. In 1992, a fire wrecked part of which of the Queen’s homes?
  12. The Queen has held regular meetings with over a dozen British prime ministers, but who was her first PM?
  13. When the Queen was 18, who was Susan?
  14. From 1964 to 1974, Elizabeth II was Queen of which European country?
  15. The Queen is fluent in which foreign langauge?
  16. In March, 2002, the Queen Mother died - how old was she?
  17. What was the name of the royal yacht which was decommissioned in 1997?
  18. Where is Queen Elizabeth II often referred to as "Brenda", and the Prince of Wales as "Brian"?
  19. In 1969 Elizabeth II invested her son, Charles, as Prince of Wales at which castle?
  20. Why was teenager Marcus Sarjeant jailed for five years?
  21. What did Queen Elizabeth famously call the year 1992?
  22. The day before Good Friday the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what?
  23. Who in 1982 broke into the Queen’s home, Buckingham Palace and entered her bedroom?
  24. In June 2015, a visit to which country marked the Queen and Philip's last-ever state visit?

Answers:

  1. Bruton Street (17 Bruton Street) (the home of her maternal grandparents, and which is now apparently a Chinese restaurant)
  2. 1926. The date was 21 April.
  3. Geoffrey Fisher
  4. Third in line
  5. Treetops Hotel
  6. Norman Hartnell
  7. Westminster Abbey. 1953.
  8. Prince Andrew (1960)
  9. 1977
  10. Mechanic and/or truck driver
  11. Windsor
  12. Winston Churchill
  13. The Queen's first corgi - given to her as an 18th-birthday present in 1944
  14. Malta
  15. French
  16. 101
  17. Britannia
  18. Private Eye Magazine
  19. Caernarfon Castle
  20. For firing six blank shots at the Queen at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 1981
  21. Her annus horribilis



  22. Maundy money
  23. Michael Fagan
  24. Germany