What Would Your British Royal Name Be?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Royal naming conventions in Britain have changed somewhat over the roughly 1,500 years that various British kingdoms have been independent. However, some things are constant. Ever since the fall of Rome, there have been kings and queens in the British Isles. Some of them only ruled parts of the isles and others ruled the whole thing. Since the Act of Union of 1707, the United Kingdom has included all of Great Britain, as well as Northern Ireland and some of the outlying islands like the Isle of Wight.

One very notable feature of the monarchy that have ruled these isles is that the queens, generally speaking, tend to last longer than the kings, and they are more beloved. This is possibly because if you're going to last in a role like that, as a woman, you have to be pretty darn impressive. However, the kings have also put on a good show, with a few notable Henries and a couple of what one might generously term notorious King Charleses.

Where might you fit in with the royal lineage? Would you be a reigning monarch or a sidelined so-called "spare"? A traditional royal figure or a modern trailblazer? Let's find out!

Do you run your estate yourself?

What do you wear when you're hanging out at home?

What sort of shoe do you wear to open an orphanage?

How many languages do you speak?

Do you want to stand out historically?

Ever thought about starting a war?

Does the monarchy need to modernize?

Do you actually want power?

How beloved are you?

What's your sense of humor like?

What's your personal style?

There's a war. What's the first thing you do?

Can you keep a stiff upper lip, no matter what?

What's the best thing about being royal?

What's the worst thing about being royal?

For what law would you certainly refuse to give Royal Assent?

How often do you want to speak to the public?

Do you like the ceremonial parts of the job?

Would you actually choose to be royal if you weren't born to it?

What royal form of transport do you like best?

What Commonwealth nation do you want to visit the most?

What type of charity will you support?

Will you ever leak anything to the press?

Will you look forward to your weekly meeting with the Prime Minister, or dread it?

Which royal castle would you like to spend the most time at?

If you weren't royal, what would you be?

Which country would you secretly like to colonize so you can rule it too?

Do changes in British demography and culture worry you?

Do you talk openly about your personal life?

What royal pastime do you like the best?

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