The British royal family can trace its line thousands of years back in time and is an object of fascination the world over. Test your knowledge of this famous family.
Queen Elizabeth II is the current head of the throne. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
The present queen, Elizabeth II, is of the House of Windsor. The house was originally referred to as the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha but was changed to sound more English during World War I.
Princess Diana died on the night of August 31, 1997, after a car crash. The driver of the car she was in was drunk and driving unsafely to try and escape the paparazzi, which lead to the crash.
Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom since 1837. It has nearly 800 rooms and the largest private garden in London.
Prince Charles is the first in line to the throne, following the death or abdication of Queen Elizabeth II. He also holds the title of Prince of Wales.
Prince Harry was famous for his rebellious attitude during his youth. He was known for partying and naked pictures of him made international tabloids in 2012.
The royal family belongs to the Church of England. King Henry VIII created the Church of England in 1536, and all British royals have belonged to it since.
Kate Middleton is married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William is second in line to the throne.
Kate and William have two children, a boy and a girl. Their names and titles are Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. This does not include South Africa.
Queen Elizabeth II has been married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, since 1947. He's descended from the royal families of Denmark and Greece.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was born Diana Frances Spencer. When she married Charles, Prince of Wales, she became Princess of Wales.
After her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, Diana became known as Lady Diana. She was often referred to as Lady Di.
Queen Elizabeth II is the descendant of the family of Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Albert was Queen Victoria's consort. Albert's family belonged to the German House of Wettin, so Elizabeth II has German ancestry.
Queen Victoria reigned for almost 64 years. Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her record in 2015. In 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate 65 years on the throne.
Due to intermarriage, a number of European royals in the 19th and 20th centuries were diagnosed with hemophilia, a rare blood disease. Queen Victoria's son had it and her two daughters spread it to other royal houses in Europe.
The Victorian era was named for the reign of Queen Victoria. She ruled from 1837 to her death in 1901.
Her majesty has had four children. They are Charles, Prince of Wales; Anna, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward; Earl of Wessex.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, is the youngest child of the queen and prince. He was born on March 10, 1964.
Prince Harry chose a military career in the British army and served twice in Afghanistan. He was there from 2007-2008 and again from 2012-2013.
Queen Elizabeth II has four children and eight grandchildren. Her oldest grandchild is Prince William of Wales, who was born in 1982.
George VI was the monarch of the United Kingdom from 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the father of Elizabeth II.
Elizabeth II is a famous lover of animals. She has a special fondness for horses and dogs.
Elizabeth II is the Head of the Commonwealth, which includes 52 nations around the world. The United States is not a part of this commonwealth and does not feature Elizabeth II on its currency.
Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to live in Buckingham Palace. She moved in after it was finished in 1837.
Kensington Palace stands in Kensington Gardens in London. Currently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and several other royal family members live there.
Prince Harry was born in 1984. He's the son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales.
The royal family is considered a British institution. It is incredibly popular both in the UK and abroad.
Prince William underwent pilot training and then helicopter training. He worked as an air ambulance pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Kate's father's family has ties to the British aristocracy. The image of Kate Middleton as someone who came from an entirely middle-class background is not accurate.
The royal family has links to numerous different charities. These range from large renowned charities to smaller ones with very specific aims.
Elizabeth II loves dogs, but specifically Pembroke Welsh Corgis. She has owned more than 30 over the course of her reign and loved them since she was a child.
Both Prince William and Kate Middleton studied at St. Andrews University, where they met. They were married in 2011.
Princess Charlotte was born to Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2015. Her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and she is fourth in line to the throne.
Zara Tindall is the granddaughter of Elizabeth II. She has had a successful riding career and won a silver medal when she competed at the London 2012 Olympics.