Royal Babies - Answers

Published: Friday 28th June 2013With the impending birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby, here’s a quiz to celebrate Royal Births through the ages.
  1. When Willam and Kate's first baby was born, how many Great Grandchildren did the Queen have? Three (The other two being the daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips, Savannah and Isla).
  2. Although technically no surname is required for the baby of Prince William, the parents have a choice of three, what are these? Mountbatten-Windsor, Wales or Cambridge.
  3. Where will the Prince William's baby be in succession to the throne? Third (even if it is a girl!).
  4. Which member of the government had to attend Royal births to ensure the birth was legitimate? The Home Secretary.
  5. How many public figures were reportedly present at the birth of James II's son James Francis in 1688? 42 (Thy still did not believe the Queen was pregnant and the baby never did become King).
  6. Which was the first future King to be born at Buckingham Palace? William IV in 1765.
  7. Which future King was born at Sandringham in July 1903? King Olav V of Norway.
  8. How many children did Queen Victoria give birth to? Nine.
  9. Where was the Duke of Edinburgh born? Corfu in 1921, apparently on a kitchen table.
  10. What colour was the water in London's Trafalgar Square fountains turned when Prince Charles was born? Blue.
  11. Who was the first Royal baby to wear disposable nappies? Prince William.
  12. The Royal birth of Prince William's baby will be celebrated by a salute from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, how many rounds will be fired? 41 (21 is normal but 20 are added because it will take place in a Royal park).
  13. Who was the first direct heir to the throne to be born in a hospital? Prince William.
  14. Which is the only monarch to have both been born and die at Buckingham Palace? Edward VII (Born 1841, Died 1910).
  15. How will the general public be informed of the birth of Prince William's baby? A notice on the gates of Buckingham Palace (Facebook and Twitter will also be used but after the notice has been posted).
  16. By what name was the Queen known as a small child? Lillibet (She could not pronounce Elizabeth).
  17. Which museum opened a display celebrating Royal Babies on June 28th 2013? The Museum of London.
  18. Starting with the lightest put these Royal Princes in birth weight order, [a] Prince William, [b] Price Harry and [c] Prince Charles Prince Harry (6 lbs. 14 oz.), Prince William (7 lbs. 1 oz.) and Prince Charles (7 lbs. 6 oz.).
  19. The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital early in her first pregnancy with severe morning sickness, what is the medical name for this condition? Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
  20. Who gave birth to Princess Tiaamii in June 2007? Katy Price (aka Jordan).


  1. Bingo says:

    I run a very small charity, entirely staffed by volunteers. We need a monthly quiz and this site is brilliant. Thank you

  2. Joy says:

    Thank you, Kens Quiz, this is a wonderful site.

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