The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II - Answers

Published: Monday 7th September 2015On September 9th 2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch. How much do you know about her reign?
  1. A total of twelve British Prime Ministers have served under the Queen, how many were Conservatives? Eight.
  2. The Queen has always loved horse racing, which one of the English Classics have her horses NOT won? The Epsom Derby.
  3. What are the Queen's middle names? Alexandra Mary.
  4. How many different Archbishops of Canterbury have there been since the Queen was crowned? Seven.
  5. How old was the Queen when she came to the throne? Twenty-five.
  6. What was the Queen's childhood nickname? Lillbet.
  7. Which year was described by the Queen as her "Annus Horribilis"? 1992
  8. Who was the first British Prime Minister to be elected during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II? Sir Anthony Eden.
  9. The first football match to be attended by the Queen was the 1953 FA Cup Final, to which team did she hand the trophy? Blackpool (beating Bolton 4-3).
  10. Which Commonwealth country has received the most official visits from the Queen? Canada.
  11. Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen, but which palace remains the official residence of the British Monarchy? St. James' Palace (where the Court is still officially based).
  12. Who is the eldest of the Queen's eight grandchildren? Peter Phillips (born 1977).
  13. Which is the only year of her reign that the Queen did not make a Christmas broadcast? 1969
  14. Given to the Queen on her 18th birthday, what was the name of her first corgi? Susan.
  15. Which are the only two member states of the Commonwealth that the Queen has not visited? Cameroon and Rwanda.
  16. Which Archbishop of Canterbury performed the Coronation of the Queen? Geoffrey Fisher.
  17. The first televised Christmas message was broadcast in 1957, from where was this made? Sandringham.
  18. As at September 2015, how many Great-grandchildren does the Queen have? Five.
  19. The Queen becomes the longest reigning British monarch but who is the longest reigning British King? George III (59years 96 days)
  20. At 82 years 254 days (30204 days), King Sobhuza II is the longest reigning monarch ever, over which country did he reign? Swaziland.


  1. steve says:

    Q14, SHE was only princess@ the time

  2. JOHN WILDER says:

    I ought to have knob these but at 89 years I could only remember when I saw the answers. Thanks for this “exercise”

  3. Susan Gibson says:

    Thank you so much for this, absolutely perfect in content and length for a tea party tomorrow 21st June at an Abbeyfield home.

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