How well do you know the British royal family?

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Think you know what Prince Charles' favorite vegetable is? Can you guess what once existed on the original site of Buckingham Palace? Take our quiz on the British royal family to test your knowledge of one of the world's most celebrated monarchies. 

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In 2012, Prince William and Kate Middleton added a puppy to their family. What breed is the dog?

A cocker spaniel named Lupo joined the royal family in 2012. The breed is known for being playful and affectionate, and the dogs are also valued as hunting companions. 

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What is Prince Charles’ favorite vegetable?

In 2004, Prince Charles revealed that his favorite vegetable is the Brussels sprout. Not surprisingly, he is in the minority in his appreciation, as the sprout commonly tops England’s “most hated vegetable” list. The prince’s second favorite? The leek. 

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What instrument does Queen Elizabeth II insist having played at 9 a.m. every morning?

At 9 o’clock every morning, whenever the queen is in residence, an army bagpipe major plays for 15 minutes outside her apartments — including those at Buckingham Palace, Windsor, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Balmoral Castle.

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The longest reigning British monarch is:

Queen Victoria currently holds the record of the longest-serving monarch with a reign of 63 years and 217 days. Queen Elizabeth II will become the new recordholder on Sept. 11, 2015, presuming she lives and does not abdicate before that date.

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Where did Prince William propose to Kate Middleton?

In 2010, Prince Wlliam popped the question to Kate Middleton while they were staying in one of two cabins at Rutundu — a lodging station in a remote region of Mount Kenya National Park. The setting is extremely rustic with no electricity and only candlelight and camp fires to light the evening.

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What color are all cars belonging to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh?

“Edinburgh Green” is the official color of Prince Philip. As such, he has all of his private cars painted that color.

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What animal does Prince Charles dislike?

Unlike almost everyone on the Internet, Prince Charles is not a fan of cats.

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What military aircraft is Prince Harry qualified to command?

In July 2013, Prince Harry successfully qualified as an Apache aircraft commander. The title came after three years of intense training, as well as several military missions in Afghanistan.

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The original site of Buckingham Palace was once what?

King James I planted a four-acre mulberry garden in the early 17th century to rear silkworms. However, the venture failed because the estimated 10,000 trees ended up being the wrong kind for silkworms.

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What infamous 15th-century ruler does Prince Charles claim to be descended from?

Charles traced his roots back to the notorious Vlad (who provided the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula") and used the connection to promote a conservation campaign in Romania. “I do have a bit of a stake in the country," he quipped.

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