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The Royal Family

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The Queen's Descendants and the Order of Succession

The Queen's oldest grandchild (born 15 November 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's youngest grandchild (born 17 December 2007) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's first great–grandchild (born 29 December 2010) Click to show or hide the answer
18th in order of succession, and the first not descended from the Queen Click to show or hide the answer

Viscount Linley (David Albert Charles Armstrong–Jones) married the Hon. Serena Stanhope in 1993. They have two children: The Hon. Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong–Jones (born 1 July 1999) and The Hon. Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne Armstrong–Jones (born 14 May 2002). Charles and Margarita are 19th and 20th, respectively, in order of succession.

Christmas Broadcasts

The first Christmas broadcast (George V – radio only) Click to show or hide the answer
Broadcast on television (sound only) for the first time – Elizabeth II Click to show or hide the answer
Televised (with pictures) for the first time Click to show or hide the answer
Pre-recorded for the first time Click to show or hide the answer

Other

The Queen's private birthday Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen came to the throne (on the death of her father George VI) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's coronation Click to show or hide the answer

The Queen's Official Birthday is celebrated on the first, second or (occasionally) third Saturday in June. This tradition goes back to Edward VII; he chose this time in the hope of decent weather and the actual date has no significance.

The Queen's "annus horribilis" (Prince Charles separated from Princess Diana; Prince Andrew separated from the Duchess of York, who was later photographed in a moderately compromising position with John Bryan; Princess Anne divorced Mark Phillips; Windsor Castle caught fire Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen Mother's age at death (30 March 2002) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's middle names Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen Mother's middle names Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Edward's TV production company (1993–2002; liquidated 2009) Click to show or hide the answer
Prince William's middle names Click to show or hide the answer
Duke of Windsor's role in World War II: Governor of Click to show or hide the answer
Family name, changed by British–based members to Mountbatten in 1917 (to hide its German origins – it's a direct translation into English) Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Anne's school Click to show or hide the answer
Before his accession to the throne, King George VI was known to his family and friends as Click to show or hide the answer
Colour of the Queen's blotting paper Click to show or hide the answer
Regiment that Prince Harry joined, 2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Family name (maiden surname) of the Queen Mother Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Charles's first Navy command (minesweeper – Feb to Nov 1976) Click to show or hide the answer
16th–century castle (completed 1508) near Tours, in central France, where the Duke and Duchess of Windsor married in 1937 – lent to them by its owner, Charles Bedaux – a French–born American businessman and Nazi sympathiser Click to show or hide the answer
Annual allowance to the sovereign to cover expenses associated with his or her state duties Click to show or hide the answer
Queen Mother's official London residence, from 1953 until her death in 2002; then occupied by Prince Charles, Camilla, William and Harry Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's bank Click to show or hide the answer
What Elizabeth II did for the last time at her father's funeral Click to show or hide the answer
Duchess of Gloucester: nationality before marriage Click to show or hide the answer
Family's name for Edward VIII, when Prince of Wales Click to show or hide the answer
Third son of George V (forename Henry); succeeded 1974 by his second son Richard (his elder son William predeceased him by two years) who is the Queen's first cousin Click to show or hide the answer
Elder brother of Princess Alexandra (forename Edward); grandson of George V and first cousin to the Queen; married Katharine Worsley, 1961 Click to show or hide the answer
Title by which the Queen is informally known in the Channel Islands Click to show or hide the answer
The last Empress of India Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Anne's middle names Click to show or hide the answer
Known in Private Eye as Brenda, and allegedly to her spouse as 'sausage' Click to show or hide the answer
Viscount Linley's relationship to Prince Charles, Princess Anne, etc. Click to show or hide the answer
Residence of Edward VIII, also when Prince of Wales, in Windsor Great Park Click to show or hide the answer
Mother of the Princess of Wales Click to show or hide the answer
Grammar school in Victoria, Australia, at whose Timbertop campus Prince Charles spent two terms in 1966 Click to show or hide the answer
Married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark; father of Princess Alexandra; killed in a plane crash while serving with the RAF, 1942 Click to show or hide the answer
Changed the name of Britain's Royal Family from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor Click to show or hide the answer
School near Elgin, Scotland, attended by Prince Philip and Prince Charles Click to show or hide the answer
Taught Prince Andrew to drive a racing car Click to show or hide the answer
Relationship of Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II (and to Prince Philip) Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Charles's country home (near Tetbury, Gloucestershire) Click to show or hide the answer
The three official royal residences: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's youngest grandchild (second child and only son of Prince Edward) – born 17 December 2007 Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Margaret's official London residence Click to show or hide the answer
George, Earl of St, Andrews (born 1961): heir to the Duke of Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Anne's second husband (married 1992) Click to show or hide the answer
Patrick Anson – the Queen's cousin, famous for his photography (died 2005 aged 66) Click to show or hide the answer
Baronet and horticulturalist who had a widely–publicised affair with Princess Margaret (18 years his senior) in the 1970s – a factor in the break–up of her marriage Click to show or hide the answer
Youngest daughter of Edward VII (younger sister of George V); married her first cousin Prince Carl of Denmark (her mother, Queen Alexandra, was the daughter of King Christian IX), and became Queen of Denmark when he succeeded as King Haakon VII; mother of King Olav V, who died in 1991 Click to show or hide the answer
Family name of Prince Philip (before his marriage) Click to show or hide the answer
The last Viceroy of India (February to August, 1947) and the first Governor–General after independence; assassinated by the IRA in 1979, while sailing from Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Caribbean island on which Princess Margaret had a home Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Charles's middle names Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Anne's first husband (1973–92), and father of the Queen's first grandchild; nicknamed Fog (by Prince Charles) because he was "thick and wet" Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's first grandchild (born 1977); married Autumn Kelly, 2008; their first child, and the Queen's first great–grandchild, was born 29 December 2010 and named Savannah Click to show or hide the answer
Created a stir by revealing a tongue piercing, in 1998 (aged 17); married former England rugby union international Mike Tindall in 2011 Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Charles's wedding to Camilla Parker–Bowles (April 2005) was postponed for one day to avoid clashing with the funeral of Click to show or hide the answer
As an early user of pocket watches, gave his name to a watch chain that passes from one waistcoat pocket to another or to a buttonhole Click to show or hide the answer
First child born to a reigning monarch in the 20th Century; served in the Falklands campaign Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Philip's father Click to show or hide the answer
George VI's first grandchild; Earl of Chester; the first royal to visit the Republic of Ireland after independence (1995); first to gain a university degree; wrote a children's book entitled The Old Man of Lochnagar – published in 1980 in aid of The Prince's Trust – and read it on Jackanory; crashed an aeroplane on the Hebridean island of Islay in 1994 Click to show or hide the answer
Sixth and youngest child of George V and Queen Mary: suffered from epilepsy and was largely kept out of the public eye; died 1919, aged 13, after a severe fit Click to show or hide the answer
Younger brother of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and of Princess Alexandra; son of Prince George, Duke of Kent, and thus grandson of George V and first cousin to the Queen; married Marie–Christine von Reibnitz, 1978; father of Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Windsor Click to show or hide the answer
First royal to be interviewed on TV (1961); titles include Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich Click to show or hide the answer
Married Angus Ogilvie, son of the 12th Earl of Airlie, in 1963 Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's aunt by marriage, died 2004 – the oldest ever member of Britain's royal family (102) Click to show or hide the answer
BBC Sports Personality of the Year, 1971 Click to show or hide the answer
The first royal wedding to be transmitted live in colour on TV Click to show or hide the answer
Second female in the line of succession, after Princess Charlotte Click to show or hide the answer
The first Royal bride not to promise to obey her husband Click to show or hide the answer
Born at 17 Bruton Street, London, 21 April 1926 Click to show or hide the answer
Married Anthony Armstrong–Jones on May Day, 1960 (he was created Earl of Snowdon and Viscount Linley 6 October 1961); known in Private Eye as Yvonne; appeared as herself in The Archers Click to show or hide the answer
Married the Duke of Kent, 1936; mother of Princess Alexandra, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent Click to show or hide the answer
Born Marie–Christine von Reibnitz in 1945 in Karlsbad, which was then in the Nazi–controlled Sudetenland but is now in the Czech Republic; first husband (1971–7) was banker Thomas Troubridge; after that marriage ended in divorce she married Prince Michael of Kent, a grandson of George V and first cousin to the Queen, 1978 Click to show or hide the answer
Appointed President of the Football Association in 2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Sang a karaoke version of the Bon Jovi hit Livin' on a Prayer, at the wedding of his cousin Zara Phillips to Mike Tindall in 2011
Youngest daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinhourn Click to show or hide the answer
Fleet of aircraft at the disposal of the sovereign Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Margaret's middle name Click to show or hide the answer
Dukedom formerly held by the heirs to the Scottish throne, now by the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom. Prince Charles and Camilla are known in Scotland as the Duke and Duchess of Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Diana born Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's only niece; Princess Anne's bridesmaid when she married Mark Phillips Click to show or hide the answer
George V changed the family name to Windsor, in 1915, from Click to show or hide the answer
Maiden surname of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Click to show or hide the answer
Viscount Linley: heir to the Earl of Click to show or hide the answer
Countess of Wessex: maiden name Click to show or hide the answer
Figurine on the Queen's Rolls–Royce Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Andrew's official residence, near Ascot Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, before their marriage Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the campus of Geelong Grammar School, in Victoria, Australia, where Prince Charles spent two terms in 1966 Click to show or hide the answer
RAF officer, and equerry to King George VI, that Princess Margaret was not allowed to marry, because he was divorced; died 1995 Click to show or hide the answer
Safari lodge in Kenya where Princess Elizabeth heard of her father's death Click to show or hide the answer
Alternative name for the Queen's (King's) Birthday Parade – held on her (or his) official birthday Click to show or hide the answer
Prince Charles's college at Cambridge Click to show or hide the answer
Taught Prince Charles to sail Click to show or hide the answer
David, son of Princess Margaret, the Queen's only nephew; the first Royal to get a criminal record (banned from driving in 1987) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen had removed in hospital in 1982 Click to show or hide the answer

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