Do You Know Modern Royalty?

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By: Annette

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

They're glamorous, they're rich and they're royal. Royals are still among us, but in some cases their power is more ceremonial than political. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of today's kings and queens, princes and princesses. By the end, you can wear the crown of victory! ​

Is the pope a monarch?

The pope is also a monarch! He is the head of the Vatican, his European city-state. So, he's basically a king.

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Where is the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy?

The Yamamoto dynasty has been ruling Japan for 2,600 years! Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate in favor of his son in 2018, at the age of 85. He lives in the imperial palace in Kyoto.

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How many monarchies still exist in the world?

There are still more than 20 monarchies in the world. That means that there are still a lot of royals, when you think of all the grandkids!

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How many countries are ruled by monarchies?

44 countries are still reigned over by monarchies Many monarchs gathered in 2012 to honor the Queen of the United Kingdom.

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How many countries are technically subject to the British monarchy?

There are a whopping 17 countries that are ruled by the Windsors! These countries include Canada and Australia.

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Who rules England?

Elizabeth II is the ruler of Great Britain. When she passes, the crown will go to the long-suffering Prince Charles.

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The king of Norway is a ______ king.

The king of Norway, Harald V, is largely there for ceremonial purposes. He doesn't have much say in government.

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Who is the absolute monarch of Saudi Arabia?

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the absolute monarch of Saudi Arabia. He has named his son as his future successor.

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How many people are in the ruling family of Saudi Arabia?

This is no joke. There are as many as 30,000 people in the royal family of Saudi Arabia. That's a lot of royals!

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The monarch of Kuwait is called _______ ?

The ruling monarch in Kuwait is called an emir. The current emir is Sabah Ahmed al-Sabah, ruling since 2006, born in 1929. The royal family is the House of Sabah.

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The ruler of Qatar is said to be ______, due to wealth.

The ruler of Qatar is quite ostentatious, due to wealth from oil. His name is Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

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In the United Arab Emirates, there are ______ kings.

There are 7 kings that rule over the United Arab Emirates. This is because it is a federation of seven districts. These rulers are called emirs.

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In Swaziland, the king is called Ngwenyama. This means ______?

The current Ngwenyama of Swaziland is King Mswati III. HIs honorific means "lion." He came to power in 1986.

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In Brunei, the leader is called _____ ?

The sultan of Brunei is known for his incredible wealth. He has an 1,800 room palace called the Istana Nurul Iman.

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In Shiite-dominated Bahrain, the king is ______ ?

The king of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, is Sunni. Shiites have very little say in government, unfortunately.

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Who rules over Monaco?

Prince Albert II is the current monarch of Monaco, as of 2017. He is the son of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

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Sweden allows for _____ of monarchs.

In Sweden, female succession is quite allowed. That means that Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree will one day become queen.

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The king of the Netherlands is quite _______ ?

The ruler of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander, has only been in power for a few years. He took the throne in 2013, when his mother abdicated.

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Does Spain have a king?

Spain still has a king, Felipe VI, although he doesn't have much power. King Juan Carlos I actually did help to dismantle the Francoist regime, bringing democracy to Spain.

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Does Denmark have a king or queen who rules?

Denmark is ruled by a queen! Her name is Queen Margrethe II, and she also rules over Greenland.

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Luxembourg doesn't have a monarchy, but rather _________?

Luxembourg has a Grand Duchy, and not a kingdom. That is why the ruler is named Grand Duke Henri, and not king.

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Sultan Qaboos of Oman came to power by ________ ?

Sultan Qaboos of Oman overthrew his own father in a palace coup! He's going to need to see a therapist about that.

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Which modern queen consort is known for her humanitarian efforts?

The Jordanian Queen, Rania, is married to King Abdullah II. She is known for her humanitarian efforts.

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The king of Morocco _______ his powers while in office.

The king of Morocco, King Mohammed VI, actually shrank his powers while in office. This was after the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011.

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The current queen of Spain is the first _____ queen.

The current queen of Spain, Queen Letizia, is the first commoner queen of Spain. She got her start as a news anchor.

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The current Princess Charlene of Monaco was formerly which of these?

The current Princess Charlene of Monaco was an Olympic swimmer in 2000. She is from South Africa.

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Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is actually _______?

Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is actually an American! She is the daughter of a billionaire​. However, her husband's father was deposed back in 1973, so she will not take the throne.

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Kate Middleton is the Duchess of ______?

Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge. She is, according to some, the most admired woman in the English-speaking world.

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Fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg married _______ ?

DVF actually married a real prince! His name was Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, and he was born in Switzerland.

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Who had ruled longer than the Queen of England when he died in 2016?

The king of Thailand had been in power longer than the queen of England - more than 70 years. He took the throne in 1946, at the age of 18.

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Singer Elton John reworked one of his songs in honor of which royal?

Following the death of Princess Di in 1997, Elton John released a new version of "Candle in the Wind" in her honor. He had originally written the song as a tribute to actress Marilyn Monroe. "Goodbye, Norma Jean" was rewritten as "Goodbye, England's Rose" for Diana.

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Which college student became a queen in 2011?

Jetsun Pema was only 21 when she married the 31-year-old king of Bhutan. The two share a love of art.

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Does Liechtenstein have a monarchy?

Liechtenstein very much has a monarchy, headed by Prince Hans-Adam II. Liechtenstein is a German-speaking principality, by the way.

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The king, or Druk Gyalpo, of Bhutan is otherwise known​ as the ______ king.

The monarch of Bhutan is known as the Dragon King. His name is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk. Bhutan is a small Himalayan country.

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What does Elizabeth II eat every day?

Let them eat cake! Apparently, the British monarch indulges in a modest slice every day. Chocolate biscuit cake is a favorite.

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