Queen Elizabeth
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Image Credit: AFP

It’s probably been a long week, and you’re in need of some royal treatment. So, we are going to help you out with today’s puzzle by giving you multiple choice answer options within the clue. You’re welcome!

Click start to play today’s royal family-themed puzzle. How well do you know the British monarchy?

The British royal family has long been in the public eye. From Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, which, for the first time in history, was broadcast live on television in 1953, to Princess Diana being tragically harangued by the tabloids until her death, to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s grand wedding at Westminster Abbey in London in 2011, to the much-talked about “Megxit” that happened in 2020, when Prince Harry and his wife, American actress Meghan Markle, withdrew from their royal duties and moved to the US.

Every time something happens in the royal family, the press is there to capture the most minute details for the world to see. And there are plenty of royal quirks and oddities that keep readers interested and intrigued.

For instance, Queen Elizabeth is not required to own a driver’s license or even a passport. But don’t be fooled – the well-travelled monarch has been to some 116 countries around the world. The Royal Family website states why she doesn’t have an official travel document: “As a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The Queen to possess one.”

Even though she doesn’t pack a passport, the Queen does make sure her very own monogrammed travel kettle always goes with her on international trips. She apparently cannot do without her homemade Earl Grey tea (no milk, no sugar).

Moreover, when it comes to Queen Elizabeth’s purse, which she is never seen without, the fashion accessory has a dual purpose: it’s used as a secret message. When the Queen switches her purse from her left arm to her right, it is a signal for her staff that she would like someone to interrupt her current conversation so that she can move on to the next person.

It may also surprise people to learn that the Queen pays her taxes, just like other Britons. She doesn’t need to, but she has been doing it on a volunteer basis since 1992.

And when members of the royal family eat out, there’s one kind of food that’s off-limits for them: shellfish. The restriction is a preventative measure, because shellfish is known to pose a higher risk of food poisoning than most other foods. Better safe than sorry!

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