Diamond Jubilee Quiz - Answers

Published: Thursday 10th May 2012
  1. In which month of the year did the Queen's coronation take place? June 1953.
  2. Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen on the death of her father on February 6th 1952, in which country was she when she received the news? Kenya.
  3. The Queen is currently the second longest reigning monarch after Queen Victoria, which THREE other British monarchs have reigned for more than FIFTY years? King George III (59 years), King Henry III (56 years) and King Edward III (50 years). [King James VI of Scotland reigned for 58 years but only 22 of those were as sovereign of the United Kingdom].
  4. Who was the first Prime Minister that served under the Queen that was born during her reign? Tony Blair [Born May 1953].
  5. What was the name of the Archbishop of Canterbury who performed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II? Geoffrey Fisher.
  6. Who designed the dress that the Queen wore at her coronation? Norman Hartnell.
  7. Which of the Queen's overseas realms has she visited most during her reign? Canada (22 times followed by Australia 16 times).
  8. Why did the Queen have to interrupt her 1974 tour of Indonesia and Australia? She was recalled to the UK due to the sudden calling of a General Election.
  9. How many Prime Ministers of the UK have there been in the 60 years of the Queen's reign? 12
  10. Who was the first child to be born to the Queen after she was crowned? Prince Andrew in 1960.
  11. Which TV programme ran the competition to design the Diamond Jubilee official emblem? Blue Peter,it was won by 10 year old Katherine Dewar.
  12. Which jubilee tradition was started by Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee year and has continued ever since? The lighting of beacons across the country.
  13. The Jubilee underground line in London was named after the Queen's Silver Jubilee (although not opened until 1979). Which TWO stations form the Northern and Southern termini? STANMORE in the North and STRATFORD in the South.
  14. The Queen has officially opened parliament on every year during her reign except 1959 and 1963. Why did she miss these two years? She was pregnant with Andrew and Edward respectively.
  15. How many different Archbishops of Canterbury have there been during the Queens reign? Seven [Fisher, Ramsey, Coggan, Runcie, Carey, Williams and Welby]
  16. Who scored a hat trick in the first FA Cup Final attended by the Queen? Stan Mortensen for Blackpool in the 1953 final against Bolton Wanderers.
  17. The Queen and Prince Phillip attended their first Royal Variety Performance in 1952, in which West End theatre was it held? The London Palladium.
  18. Who visited India on behalf of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee? Prince Andrew.
  19. In addition to being Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of the UK, Elizabeth is also the Head of State of a number of Commonwealth realms, how many? Fifteen (They are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Papua New Guinea, St. Christopher & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tuvalu, Barbados, Grenada, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia and The Bahamas].
  20. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was launched on 6th February 2012, which ex-Prime Minister is the chair? Sir John Major.

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