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  Prince William - An Updated Biography   popular trivia quiz  
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With the accession of Charles III to the British throne in late 2022, his eldest son William became Prince of Wales and first in line to the crown. This was a good time to revisit and expand on a look at his life in this adopted and renovated quiz!
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  William and Catherine - A Day to Remember   popular trivia quiz  
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Prince William and Catherine Middleton married on Friday 29 April 2011, the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena, at Westminster Abbey in London. Do you remember the occasion?
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  Happily Ever After: William and Kate    
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An estimated 2 billion people worldwide watched the fairytale wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011. This quiz gives a little snapshot of that special day.
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  10 Questions: Prince William Multiple Choice Quiz    
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Enjoy my quiz on the heir to the throne of England and son of King Charles III.
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Prince William Trivia Questions

1. In which London church were Prince William and Catherine Middleton married in April 2011?

From Quiz
Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is inextricably linked with the British monarchy as it has been a place of coronations, weddings and funerals for nearly 1,000 years. Anglo-Saxon King Edward, who was buried there in 1066, originally built the Abbey. Later that year William the Conqueror was crowned there and thirty-seven subsequent coronations have taken place in the Abbey. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries further building work was carried out at the Abbey. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were married in Westminster Abbey in 1947 and it was also the venue of Prince William's mother, Diana's, funeral in 1997. St Paul's Cathedral is well-known for managing to survive the heavy bombing of London during World War II and was also the venue for the 1981 wedding of Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. St George's Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral are both Roman Catholic cathedrals and as such would not be chosen as a venue for a Royal event. The reigning monarch is the head of the Anglican church in Britain so any Royal event has to take place in an Anglican church. Information about Westminster Abbey from The Royal Wedding Programme

2. Prince William and Catherine Middleton announced their engagement on 16 November 2010, although they had already known each other for several years, since they both met when they were undergraduates at which university?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: St Andrews

St Andrew's University is in Fife in Scotland; it was founded in 1413. Both Kate and William started a course on the history of art at St. Andrew's University in Scotland in 2001. They graduated in 2005, although William had switched courses and his degree was in geography.

3. When was William born?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: June 21, 1982

To Charles, who at the time was Prince of Wales, and the late Princess Diana.

4. What is the correct order of Prince William's given names?

From Quiz Prince William - An Updated Biography

Answer: William Arthur Philip Louis

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born on June 21, 1982 at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The name William hails back to William the Conqueror, while Arthur of course references the legendary King Arthur - who most likely was not a historical figure, even without the embellishments of legend. Philip was the first name of his paternal grandfather, the father of King Charles III and husband to Queen Elizabeth II. Louis - pronounced the French way, with the "s" silent - was never the name of an English or British monarch, but Louis the Lion, later Louis VIII of France, came close to deposing John Lackland in 1216.

5. Who was the designer of Catherine Middleton's beautiful dress?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton is the lead designer at Alexander McQueen. She was a protégée of McQueen and took over as creative director following his death in 2010. Catherine's dress featured a V-neck, long sleeves and much lace. The lace was all handmade in the UK, and was made up of motifs of roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrocks to represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Philip Treacy designed a number of the hats seen on royal heads at the wedding. Catherine Walker, who was a favourite of the late Princess Diana, was the designer of Carole Middleton's "Mother of the Bride" outfit. Angela Kelly, the Queen's personal assistant and dresser, designed Her Majesty's primrose-yellow outfit.

6. Prince William had carried the ring in his rucksack for about three weeks before proposing to Kate while they were on holiday in Kenya with friends. Where did he get the ring?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: The ring had previously belonged to his mother

The ring was bought from Garrard in London by William's father, Prince Charles, for Lady Diana Spencer when they got engaged in 1981. William wanted Kate to have the ring, since his mother couldn't be around to share the fun and excitement. The ring has a large sapphire surrounded by fourteen diamonds.

7. How long was the train of Catherine's wedding dress?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: 2.7m

The train which followed Catherine up the red-carpeted aisle was 2.7m long. This was considerably shorter than the 8m train of Princess Diana, Prince William's mother's wedding dress!

8. What is his full name?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: William Arthur Phillip Louis Windsor

9. According to an informal but mostly enforced rule by the British Royals, who *can* William fly with on the same plane without problems?

From Quiz Prince William - An Updated Biography

Answer: His wife

The general rule is that two immediate successors to the throne can't be on the same aircraft nor can the monarch and any immediate successor, to prevent a crash from killing several successors, or the King and one of his closest heirs. This rule is, however, not strictly enforced - William travelled with his children multiple times. Each such instance, however, requires special dispensation by the King.

10. From which book of the Bible did Catherine's brother James Middleton read the lesson?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Romans

James Middleton read Romans 12:1, 2, 9-18 from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. This passage talks about presenting oneself as a "living sacrifice" to God and discerning his will for one's life. It exhorts the hearers/readers, among other things, to show genuine love, honour one another, extend hospitality to strangers and live peaceably with everyone as far as is possible. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is often read at weddings. It describes true love beginning with "Love is patient, love is kind" and ending with "love never fails". (NIV) Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 is another passage commonly read at weddings. These verses speak of the benefit of going through life with someone else by one's side rather than by oneself. Verse 10 says, "If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" (NIV) John's Gospel chapter 2 recounts the story of Jesus' attendance at a wedding. It was here that he preformed his first miracle, turning water into wine. This occasion was referred to in the Dean's welcome and introduction to William and Catherine's marriage service.

11. Catherine's sister, Philippa, was her maid of honour. What did she hold in her hands as they processed up the aisle?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: The hands of the two youngest bridesmaids

Catherine, holding the hand of her father Michael, was followed up the aisle by her maid of honour as well as four bridesmaids and two pageboys. Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and The Honourable Margarita Armstrong-Jones were the bridesmaids; the pageboys were Master Tom Pettifer and Master William Lowther-Pinkerton. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Hon Margarita Armstrong-Jones is the daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley; both are cousins of Prince William. Grace van Cutsem is the daughter of long-standing friends of Prince William. Eliza Lopes is the granddaughter of The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William's stepmother. William Lowther-Pinkerton is the son of Prince William's private secretary and Tom Pettifer is Prince William's godson. Both Grace van Cutsem and Eliza Lopes were only three years old, so Philippa held their hands as they walked up the aisle. She helped to arrange the train on Catherine's arrival, and also carried it as the newly married couple made their way to the Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor to sign the registers.

12. What is his nickname in the British Press?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: Wills

All the girls at school called him, Dreamboat Willy and his mum, Diana, called him Willy The Wombat. I made up "William Prince of Hearts".

13. Catherine's outfit was a closely guarded secret until the big day. She kept to the tradition of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. What did she borrow?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: A tiara

Catherine wore the Queen's halo tiara which was made by Cartier in 1936, and given by the Duke of York (later King George VI) to his duchess. The tiara was later given to the then Princess Elizabeth as an eighteenth birthday present by her mother. The veil was new. Catherine didn't wear a necklace. There was no sign of a handkerchief. Something old was the traditional Carrickmacross lacemaking technique used on the bodice of the dress. Something new was a pair of earrings given to the bride by her parents. Something blue was a piece of ribbon sewn inside the dress. Catherine's dress was designed by Sarah Burton. The dress was made from ivory and white satin with a lace bodice which had a decoration of roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrocks - the four floral symbols of the nations of the United Kingdom. The train was only 2.7m and the veil was made from lace tulle. The bride carried a bouquet of lily-of-the-valley, myrtle, hyacinth and sweet William.

14. What is his younger brother's real name?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: Henry

William's younger brother is called Harry by everybody, but the name he was christened with is Henry. If William wasn't to become King then, Harry would become Henry the 9th.

15. What was the name of Prince William's dorm at Eton College?

From Quiz Prince William - An Updated Biography

Answer: Manor House

He lived there with some fifty other students and he was the only student given a private room.

16. All these pieces of music were sung at the service. Which was sung as the bride processed up the aisle with her father?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: I was glad

The introit, 'I was glad', was written by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. It is a 1902 setting of some of the verses of Psalm 122 and was sung by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal. Parry also composed the 'March from the Birds' which was played as the Queen walked up the aisle before the service, and 'Jerusalem' which was sung by the congregation just before the end of the service. 'Love divine, all loves excelling,' was the second hymn, and sung by the congregation immediately after the wedding ceremony itself. The words were written by Charles Wesley and the music by William Penfro Rowlands. The motet, 'Ubi caritas', was composed by Paul Mealor and premiered in St Andrews in 2010. It was sung after the address by the Bishop of London. The National Anthem, 'God Save the Queen', was sung by the congregation before the signing of the registers.

17. Prince William has a Master's degree from the University of St. Andrews. What subject did he graduate in and what was his passing grade?

From Quiz Prince William - An Updated Biography

Answer: Geography, Upper Second Class Honours

One might think that a Royal heir was restricted to studying a subject deemed "useful" for a head of state and, in many cases, that happened. William was allowed to freely choose his major and originally went with art history but switched to geography and wrote his thesis about coral reefs. His grade places him in the top half of students but not in the top ten percent - the scale at British universities is first class, upper second class, lower second class, third class (all "honours") and an ordinary pass, the latter of which is really "just scraped by" - and third class honours isn't that honorable either.

18. Which wedding guest's hat, and how it actually remained on her head, was the source of much debate by BBC commentators?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham's headgear, a small oval creation by Philip Treacy, seemed to be more perched against her forehead than on her head. The subject of how the hat actually stayed in place was discussed more than once by the BBC commentators! Zara Phillips, who is Princess Anne's daughter and therefore Prince William's cousin, wore a large black dish-shaped hat which sat on the right side of her head, with a decorative extension out to the left. Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, wore what the BBC described as "an exotic orange floral hat". Princess Beatrice, who as Prince Andrew's eldest daughter is also a cousin of Prince William, wore what is being described as "antlers" on her head. This headwear has spawned a number of Facebook pages and a distinct lack of compliments! Like several of the Royal hats on display it was designed by Philip Treacy.

19. Who conducted the marriage ceremony?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: The Archbishop of Canterbury

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, welcomed the families to the Abbey conducted the service. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. Rowan Williams, solemnized the marriage between William and Catherine. The Bishop of London, the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. Richard Chartres KCVO, gave the address after the choir had sung the anthem, 'This is the day which the Lord hath made', which had been specially composed for the occasion by John Rutter. The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, is a Roman Catholic Bishop and was one of the representatives of the Roman Catholic Church as a guest at the ceremony. There were also ministers of the Orthodox Churches, the Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church as well as representatives from Judaism, Islam, and various Oriental religions.

20. Where did he stay in his gap year?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: A jungle in Belize

His stay in Belize involved sleeping in a hammock strung between trees, wearing jungle hats and boots, and eating British Army rations.

21. The landau in which William and Catherine were transported from the church to Buckingham Palace was built for the coronation of which monarch?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Edward VII

The 1902 State Landau was built for Edward VII for his coronation. It is now usually used by the Queen when she meets foreign Heads of State on official visits to Britain. It was also used by Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer for their wedding in 1981, and by Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson when they married in 1986. Information from http://princeofwales.gov.uk

22. Who read the lesson?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: James Middleton

As well as escorting his mother, Carole, to the Abbey, Catherine's brother, James, read the lesson, which was taken from chapter twelve of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. It was heard between the second hymn and the anthem.

23. Following his divorce from Princess Diana, William's father, Charles, was often been seen with a lady companion who he later married. What is her name?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: Camilla Parker-Bowles

While married to Diana, Charles was having an affair with Mrs. Parker-Bowles, a married woman with two children, Tom and Laura.

24. William drove his bride away from Buckingham Palace after lunch in which make of car?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Aston Martin

Prince William drove his new wife to Clarence House in a convertible Seychelles-Blue Aston Martin DB6 MKII belonging to his father, who has owned it since 1969. In 2008, at Prince Charles' request, the car was converted to run on E85 bioethanol made from English wine wastage. Information from http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org

25. Many things were heard to celebrate the wedding, but which wasn't heard in London?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: A 21 gun salute

Thousands of people lined the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, as wells as gathering in Hyde Park and elsewehere to see the ceremony relayed on big screens. A new fanfare called 'Valiant and Brave' was performed in Westminster Abbey by the trumpeters from the RAF Central Band before the National Anthem was sung. A full peal of the ten bells in Westminster Abbey was rung after the service. It consisted of more than 5000 changes and lasted over three hours. There was no 21 gun salute from Hyde Park because of fears of noise pollution.

26. At what age did William first attend a public engagement?

From Quiz Prince William

Answer: Eight

He attended his first public engagement with his father, Prince Charles.

27. Upon their marriage which titles were bestowed upon Prince William and Catherine by the Queen?

From Quiz Happily Ever After: William and Kate

Answer: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Upon their marriage Prince William and Catherine became The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. According to the BBC the Dukedom of Cambridge was created in 1801 but became extinct in 1904 on the death of the Second Duke. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Edward and his wife Sophie are the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

28. Who or what flew past Buckingham Palace when the wedding party appeared on the balcony?

From Quiz William and Catherine - A Day to Remember

Answer: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight consists of a Lancaster bomber accompanied by two fighters - a Spitfire and a Hurricane. Prince William is their patron. The aircraft flew up The Mall and over the roof of the palace. They were followed by two Tornado GR4s and two Typhoons half a minute later. The Sea King helicopters are used by the RAF for search and rescue operations. Prince William has qualified as a pilot for one, and, at the time of his wedding, was based at RAF Valley in Anglesey. The Red Arrows are the RAF aerobatic display team. Concord was the first supersonic commercial airliner. It first flew in 1969 and was in service from 1976 to 2003.

29. Prince William is the initiator of a major prize given for environmental research, engineering and activism to five recipients from 2021. What is the name of this prize?

From Quiz Prince William - An Updated Biography

Answer: Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize is available in five categories, related to climate, waste, air, oceans and nature respectively. It was first awarded in 2021. In each category, three initiatives are nominated from which one winner is chosen. The awards are not decided by William but rather by a council that includes such diverse people as the Queen of Jordan, representatives of the main sponsors, environmentally active celebrities as well as activists from groups such as Fridays for Future.

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