Rule England for a Day and We'll Guess Which Royal Family Member You Are

By: Zoe Samuel

Rule England for a Day and We'll Guess Which Royal Family Member You Are
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About This Quiz

Everyone approaches having great power from a different perspective. Some lean more toward the notion that, as the saying goes, "It's good to be the king." Others are more of the mindset that, "It's lonely at the top." Some are concerned about now being able to trust the people around them and living in a fishbowl. Others are more excited by the opportunity to help other people and change the world by touching thousands of lives.

While the Queen looks set to live another 90 years, it's curious to speculate about what sort of monarch some of her other relatives might make. Clearly, some enjoy the limelight more than others, and all have different priorities and attitudes to philanthropy, public life, and service. Some of the younger ones have wilder pasts than others, though the Queen herself has never put a foot wrong (that we know of, at least). They have different relationships with the media, and some value their privacy more than others.

How would you choose to rule, if you were suddenly given the power of the Crown? Forgetting Parliament, what would be your legal rulings? Your royal style? Tell us, and we'll figure out which real royal is your majestic match!

Royal 1 Someone has offended your Majesty. What happens now?
I just ignore them.
Off with their head!
I laugh it off.
I say something mean behind their back.

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Royal 2 What royal form of address would you go by?
Your Majesty
Your Royal Cuteness
Just my name
Your Grace

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Royal 3 You meet a foreign head of state. How do you greet them?
"Good to meet you."
It depends, do they have chocolate?
It depends. Are they grubby little fascists who should be spat on?
"Hello."

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Royal 4 You have been invited to a party. What sort of party will you NOT be attending?
Rave
Anything without ponies
Anything where I might be tempted
I'll go to anything.

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Royal 5 Would you consider referring to yourself in the third person or using the royal "we"?
We might just, yes!
One will refer to oneself using "one."
You can call me whatever, I'm easy.
Only around people I don't like

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Royal 6 Which royal event will you definitely hold during your one-day reign?
Ascot
My birthday party
Dinner with the family
Christmas

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Royal 7 What law could Parliament pass during your reign that you would refuse to sign?
I would probably sign anything.
Anything banning candy
Anything that would help them do Brexit
I would not sign my own abolition.

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Royal 8 What crazy perk of being Queen or King would you definitely enjoy?
The jewelry
The horses
The chance to help people
The food

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Royal 9 Which royal palace would you sleep in, so that you could start your reign off on the right foot?
Buckingham Palace
Windsor Castle
Balmoral
Sandringham

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Royal 10 Parliament and the executive have both been acting rather unusually recently. How will you whip them back into shape?
I won't interfere.
Off with their heads!
I'll sit down with the stakeholders and figure it out.
I'll dissolve them. Figuratively.

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Royal 11 The monarch is always a great philanthropist. How will you help the less fortunate?
I will have a foundation that supports many causes.
Eh. What did they ever do for me?
I will focus on two or three causes I really care about.
I will visit the sick and hug them as Diana did.

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Royal 12 Being a monarch is hard work. What will you do to relax between tea and supper?
Walk the dogs
Go riding
Snuggle with my spouse
Have a glass of wine

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Royal 13 You meet an ordinary citizen who is too intimidated to speak. How do you set them at ease?
I ask them questions.
I don't. I like them being scared.
I make an appropriate joke.
I tell them something to humanize me in their eyes.

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Royal 14 What royal hairstyle will you rock?
Bouncy perm
Pixie cut
Short back and sides
Long layers

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Royal 15 Will you give any speeches during your reign?
Only if the occasion requires
Yes, people should listen to me.
Yes, about the climate
Yes, about helping people

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Royal 16 How will you deal with the forces that are trying to abolish you?
I ignore them.
Off with their heads!
I engage them. They might have a point.
I do a good job so their support dries up.

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Royal 17 Which royal form of transportation will you be sure to use?
The royal train
Gold coach
Electric car
Helicopter

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Royal 18 How will you make sure your embarrassing cousin doesn't make a scene in front of the press?
I send them on a diplomatic trip someplace that nobody will notice them.
Off with her head!
I give them a castle on a remote rock off the Orkney Islands so nobody can hear them.
I let them do it. I'm not responsible for their nonsense.

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Royal 19 A journalist asks a too-personal question. What happens next?
I ignore them.
Chop off their head!
I answer it, but carefully.
My minders hustle them out.

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Royal 20 With which nation will you forge an alliance through marriage?
Greece
Australia
Canada and the U.S.
France

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Royal 21 Royals have to dress nicely. What sneaky way will you ensure you are more comfortable?
Court shoes
I only wear trainers, I just disguise them with lace and things to look smart.
I cultivate carefully casual looks.
I secretly wear very expensive corsetry that hugs everything just so.

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Royal 22 At a solemn public event, you get uncontrollable giggles. What will you think about to make them go away?
This would never happen to me.
I think of that really sad story about the sheep who Bo Peep lost.
I think about my mother.
I just roll with it.

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Royal 23 Who will you send to the Tower, just because you can?
Nobody
Everyone who annoys me
The paparazzi
My exes

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Royal 24 The monarch traditionally owns all the wild swans in the UK. What will you do with them?
Let them roam free
Ride them like floating ponies!
Tag them and use them to monitor biodiversity levels in the countryside
Look at them. They are no use for anything else.

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Royal 25 You now have the highest-level clearance! Which secret documents will you demand be brought to you at once?
Nothing. I've already seen it all.
I want to know about my next birthday party.
I want to know what really happened on the grassy knoll.
I don't really want to read that sort of thing.

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Royal 26 Literally anyone would pick up the phone if the Queen or King called. Which brilliant person currently living will you call?
J. K. Rowling. She just seems nice and discreet.
The Tooth Fairy, obviously
Probably Beyonce, honestly
Bill Gates

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Royal 27 Now that you have been a monarch, you are entitled to be buried in Westminster Abbey, even if you live many more years. What will you insist be played at your royal funeral?
Whatever is appropriate
"Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead" (just to mess with people)
"Rule Britannia"
"Ode to Joy"

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Royal 28 Citizens often write letters to the Queen. What could land on your royal desk to guarantee a response?
Anything from a World War Two veteran
Death threats. The response would not come from me, but there would be one.
Ideas to solve the climate crisis
Invitation to an event I'd genuinely like

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Royal 29 Which potential rival for the throne will you put on the ship to Australia at once?
I don't need to stoop to such things.
All of them!
My siblings
Cousins

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Royal 30 Remember, you only have one day to rule. What do you hope will be the legacy of your reign?
Service, elegance and duty
Fun, chocolate and ponies
Kindness, honesty and philanthropy
Duty, humanity and thoughtfulness

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