Prince Charles Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Trivia quiz questions about Prince Charles.
Prince Charles Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Who is Charles, Prince of Wales?
A: Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of
Queen Elizabeth II.
When was Prince Charles born?
A: On 14 November 1948 at 9:14 pm (GMT).
Where was he born?
A: At Buckingham Palace in London.
He was the first child of whom?
A: Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Where did Charles attend school?
A: Hill House School in west London.
He did not receive preferential treatment from the school's founder and then-head, Stuart Townend, who advised the Queen to what?
A: Have Charles train in football because the boys were never deferential to anyone on the football field.
Charles then attended what two of his father's former schools?
A: Cheam Preparatory School in Berkshire, England, followed by Gordonstoun in the north-east of Scotland.
Upon his return to Gordonstoun, Charles emulated his father in becoming what?
A: Head Boy.
He left in 1967
, with what?
A: Six GCE O-levels and two A-levels in history
and French, at grades B and C respectively.
On his early education, Charles later remarked what?
A: "I didn't enjoy school as much as I might have, but that was only because I'm happier at home than anywhere else."
Charles broke royal tradition a second time when he proceeded straight what?
A: To university after his A-levels, rather than joining the British Armed Forces.
In October 1967, where was he was admitted?
A: To Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read anthropology, archaeology, and history.
During his second year, Charles attended what?
A: The University College of Wales in Aberystwyth.
What did he study?
A: Welsh history and language for a term.
He graduated from Cambridge with a 2:2 Bachelor of Arts on 23 June 1970, the first heir apparent to do what?
A: Earn a university degree.
On 2 August 1975
, he was awarded what?
A: A Master of Arts degree from Cambridge, in accordance with the university's practice.
Charles was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester on 26 July
, though his investiture was not held until when?
A: 1 July 1969, when he was crowned by his mother in a televised ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle.
He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1970, and he made his maiden speech at a debate in June 1974, becoming the first royal to do what?
A: Speak in the Lords since his great-great-grandfather, later Edward VII, also speaking as Prince of Wales, in 1884.
Charles began to take on more public duties, doing what?
A: Founding The Prince's Trust in 1976, and travelling to the United States in 1981.
In the mid-1970s, the prince expressed an interest in doing what?
A: Serving as Governor-General of Australia, at the suggestion of Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser, but because of a lack of public enthusiasm nothing came of the proposal.
Charles is the longest serving what?
A: Prince of Wales, having surpassed the record held by Edward VII on 9 September 2017.
He is the oldest and longest-serving British heir apparent, the longest-serving Duke of Cornwall, and the longest-serving Duke of what?
A: Duke of Rothesay.
If he became monarch at present he would be the oldest person to do so; who is the record holder?
A: William IV, who was 64 when he became king in 1830.
Charles followed family tradition when he served in what?
A: The Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
During his second year at Cambridge, he requested and received what?
A: Royal Air Force training.
On 8 March 1971, he flew himself to where?
A: The Royal Air Force College Cranwell to train as a jet pilot.
After the passing-out parade that September, he embarked on a naval career and enrolled in what?
A: A six-week course at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth.
He then served on what?
A: The guided missile destroyer HMS Norfolk (1971–1972) and the frigates HMS Minerva (1972–1973) and HMS Jupiter (1974).
In 1974, he qualified as a what?
A: A helicopter pilot at RNAS Yeovilton, and then joined 845 Naval Air Squadron, operating from HMS Hermes.
On 9 February 1976, he took command of the what?
A: The coastal mine hunter
HMS Bronington for his last ten months of active service in the navy.
He learned to fly on what?
A: A Chipmunk basic pilot trainer, a BAC Jet Provost jet trainer, and a Beagle Basset multi-engine trainer.
He gave up flying after crashing what?
A: The BAe 146 in the Hebrides in 1994.
When did Charles first met
Lady Diana Spencer
A: In 1977 while he was visiting her home, Althorp.
He was the companion of whom?
A: Her elder sister, Sarah, and did not consider Diana romantically until mid-1980.
While they were sitting together on a bale of hay at a friend's
in July, he mentioned what?
A: Mountbatten's death.
Diana replied that Charles had looked how, during his uncle's funeral?
A: Forlorn and in need of care.
Soon, according to Charles's chosen biographer, Jonathan Dimbleby, "without any apparent surge in feeling, he began to what?
A: Think seriously of her as a potential bride".
Charles's cousin Norton Knatchbull and his wife told Charles what?
A: That Diana appeared awestruck by his position and that he did not seem to be in
Meanwhile, the couple's continuing courtship attracted what?
A: Intense attention from the press and paparazzi.
When did Prince Charles propose to Diana?
A: In February 1981.
She accepted and they married in St Paul
's Cathedral on what date?
A: 29 July of that year.
Upon his marriage, Charles reduced his voluntary tax contribution from the profits generated by the Duchy of Cornwall from 50% to what?
Where did the couple live?
A: At Kensington Palace and at Highgrove House, near Tetbury.
How many children did they have?
A: Two, Princes William
Charles set a precedent by being the first royal
to be what?
A: Present at his children's births.
Within five years, the marriage was in trouble due to what?
A: The couple's incompatibility and near thirteen-year age difference.
Diana's concern about Charles's previous girlfriend, Camilla Shand was also what?
A: Visible and damaging to their marriage.
In December 1992, British Prime Minister John Major announced what?
A: The couple's formal separation in Parliament.