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Old 04-03-2007, 06:30 PM
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I read that but for some reason it just didn't sink into my brain. I really didn't focus on the whole question. I was also a little surprised it was only about Fred and Mary. That's certainly your right to choose who to focus on in your quiz. But I must admit I'm relatively new to royal watching and I'm still warming up to Fred and Mary. For some reason it has taken my longer to warm to them then to others. Not sure why. It just has.

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Beatrix's Sons

Here is a quiz about Queen Beatrix's three sons, their wives, and children. It is pretty well distributed, but we'll see. I hope this is tricky enough- there are a few difficult ones thrown in, but you guys suprise me a lot. Again, Queen Beatrix, and the rest of the Dutch royals, will follow later.

1) Amalia is the heiress to the throne of the Netherlands, and the House of Oranje, but she could also be called a successor to something else. However, her father is not an in the line of succession to this, nor is her mother. What is else is she in the line of succession for (1), what position in that line of succession is she (2), and why isn’t her father or mother included (3)?

2) Although many people often call Amalia a princess of Orange, this style is not correct. Only her father is the true Prince of Orange, and her mother can be called Princess of Orange as a courtesy title. Her sister, and future brother(s)/sister(s) carry the title of Princess (Prince) of the Netherlands and Princess (Prince) of Orange-Nassau. However, following tradition, Amalia can also be styled with another title in addition to those her siblings bear. What is it? (in Dutch, or in the English translation)

3) In what Dutch city do W-A, Maxima, Amalia, and Alexia reside?

4) What is the name of the home in which W-A, Maxima, Amalia, and Alexia live?

5) What name does Maxima call W-A?

6) Who was Maxima working for when she met Willem-Alexander? And where was she working?

7) Maxima’s father was a government officer during the regime of this Argentinean military dictator. Who was the dictator, and what position did Maxima’s father hold?

8) Where did Maxima and W-A meet? (event and location)

9) Maxima has a good sense of humor. When asked if she gets Crown Prince Willem-Alexander to join in on some Latino dancing, she said that she tries to push him but _________. But what?

10) The controversy over Maxima’s parentage was very similar to the controversy over another royal consort’s parentage. This royal was later accepted, but the scandal at the time, as this person married a person who later became monarch, was significant. Who was/is this royal?

11) Willem-Alexander is the first male heir-apparent in a long line of females. The last male heir-apparent, Prince Alexander, died, and the title of heir-apparent went to his younger half-sister. In what year did the last male heir-apparent die, and who was his little sister (who became the queen)?

12) In a 1999 television interview, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander declared he wouldn’t do this for another ten years following the interview. However, within three years, he had done exactly that. What did he do?

13) Maxima was the first woman to ever wear this Dutch diamond necklace as a tiara, when she debuted it in 2003, although a frame had existed for years. She has worn it a few times now. What is the name of this tiara?
14) What is Princess Laurentien’s real name?

15) Where do Constantijn and Laurentien live?

16) Constantijn and Laurentien’s daughters share their first names with two other royal daughters, one of whom is slightly older, and another is about a year younger. (well, technically they are versions of the names). Can you name these other two royal babies?

17) Both Constantijn and Laurentien attended this secondary school. What is its name?

18) Laurentien worked for what major member of the U.S. media from 1991-1992, before moving back to Europe?

19) Princess Laurentien wore fitting tiara on her wedding day, but has only worn it once since. What tiara was it?

20) Laurentien, in order to complete her masters degree, completed a thesis. Her topic was not one I would necessarily associate with the princesses, but well, the princesses are pretty women. What was the topic of her thesis?

21) What titles do Constantijn and Laurentien’s children bear?

22) Why did Friso have to give up his rights to sucession in order to marry Mabel?

23) Who introduced Friso and Mabel?

24) Three of the four members of their little family do not use their given first names. Which member does?

25) What are the given first names of the couple, and their daughters?

26) Princess Mabel has been recognized as a world leader, not for her position as a member of the royal family, but for her work. What organization does Mabel work for?

27) Since Friso lost his status as a member of the Royal House, he only bears the title of Prince as a personal title. What is Friso’s last name?

28) Princess Mabel wore this lovely tiara on her wedding day. I think it looked good on her, but was overshadowed by the rest of her attire. What is the name of this tiara, and from which other tiara was it created?

29) What…notable accent or detail did Mabel love to wear early in her marriage, and that she wore on her wedding day, making her wedding dress rather memorable?

30) This design duo credits Mabel as one of their muses. She loves to wear their clothing. Who are they?
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1) Amalia is the heiress to the throne of the Netherlands, and the House of Oranje, but she could also be called a successor to something else. However, her father is not an in the line of succession to this, nor is her mother. What is else is she in the line of succession for (1), what position in that line of succession is she (2), and why isn’t her father or mother included (3)?
She is line for the British throne, in spot number 782. Willem-Alexander is not in line for the British throne because he is married to a Catholic (Máxima)
2) Although many people often call Amalia a princess of Orange, this style is not correct. Only her father is the true Prince of Orange, and her mother can be called Princess of Orange as a courtesy title. Her sister, and future brother(s)/sister(s) carry the title of Princess (Prince) of the Netherlands and Princess (Prince) of Orange-Nassau. However, following tradition, Amalia can also be styled with another title in addition to those her siblings bear. What is it? (in Dutch, or in the English translation)
Hereditary Princess of Orange
3) In what Dutch city do W-A, Maxima, Amalia, and Alexia reside?
Wassenaar
4) What is the name of the home in which W-A, Maxima, Amalia, and Alexia live?
Villa Eikenhorst
5) What name does Maxima call W-A?
Alex?
6) Who was Maxima working for when she met Willem-Alexander? And where was she working?
She was working in New York for the Deutsche Bank
7) Maxima’s father was a government officer during the regime of this Argentinean military dictator. Who was the dictator, and what position did Maxima’s father hold?
Jorge Rafael Videla was the dictator, and Jorge Zorreguita was the minister of agriculture
8) Where did Maxima and W-A meet? (event and location)
They met in Sevilla, Spain at a ferias
9) Maxima has a good sense of humor. When asked if she gets Crown Prince Willem-Alexander to join in on some Latino dancing, she said that she tries to push him but _________. But what?
He has hard European hips (or something to that degree!)
10) The controversy over Maxima’s parentage was very similar to the controversy over another royal consort’s parentage. This royal was later accepted, but the scandal at the time, as this person married a person who later became monarch, was significant. Who was/is this royal?
Prince Claus
11) Willem-Alexander is the first male heir-apparent in a long line of females. The last male heir-apparent, Prince Alexander, died, and the title of heir-apparent went to his younger half-sister. In what year did the last male heir-apparent die, and who was his little sister (who became the queen)?
His sister later became Queen Wilhelmina, and he died in 1884
12) In a 1999 television interview, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander declared he wouldn’t do this for another ten years following the interview. However, within three years, he had done exactly that. What did he do?
He said that he wouldn't marry, but he did!
13) Maxima was the first woman to ever wear this Dutch diamond necklace as a tiara, when she debuted it in 2003, although a frame had existed for years. She has worn it a few times now. What is the name of this tiara?

14) What is Princess Laurentien’s real name?
Petra
15) Where do Constantijn and Laurentien live?
Brussels, Belgium
16) Constantijn and Laurentien’s daughters share their first names with two other royal daughters, both of whom are just slightly older than Constantijn and Laurentien’s daughters with whom they share names. (well, technically they are versions of the names). Can you name these other two royal babies?
Leonore - Leonor of Asturias, Eloise is a form of Louise, but I don't know a royal Louise born slightly before Eloise...only after her, being Lady Louise Windsor and Princess Louise of Belgium
17) Both Constantijn and Laurentien attended this secondary school. What is its name?
Eerste Vrijzinnige Christelijk Lyceum
18) Laurentien worked for what major member of the U.S. media from 1991-1992, before moving back to Europe?
CNN
19) Princess Laurentien wore fitting tiara on her wedding day, but has only worn it once since. What tiara was it?

20) Laurentien, in order to complete her masters degree, completed a thesis. Her topic was not one I would necessarily associate with the princesses, but well, the princesses are pretty women. What was the topic of her thesis?
Street prostitution in San Francisco
21) What titles do Constantijn and Laurentien’s children bear?
Counts/Countesses of Orange Nassau
22) Why did Friso have to give up his rights to sucession in order to marry Mabel?
Because she had lied about her involvement with the mafia, and the government denied them permission to marry
23) Who introduced Friso and Mabel?
One of his brothers??
24) Three of the four members of their little family do not use their given first names. Which member does?
Mabel
25) What are the given first names of the couple, and their daughters?
Johan (Friso), Mabel, Emma (Luana) and Zaria (Joanna)
26) Princess Mabel has been recognized as a world leader, not for her position as a member of the royal family, but for her work. What organization does Mabel work for?
The EU
27) Since Friso lost his status as a member of the Royal House, he only bears the title of Prince as a personal title. What is Friso’s last name?
van Amsberg
28) Princess Mabel wore this lovely tiara on her wedding day. I think it looked good on her, but was overshadowed by the rest of her attire. What is the name of this tiara, and from which other tiara was it created?

29) What…notable accent or detail did Mabel love to wear early in her marriage, and that she wore on her wedding day, making her wedding dress rather memorable?
Bows
30) This design duo credits Mabel as one of their muses. She loves to wear their clothing. Who are they?
Viktor & Rolf

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Thank you JessRulz! Very good job. And you're right on question sixteen, so I changed it so not have that error.
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Red face Here are my answers for the Dutch portion

my answers to Beatrix's Sons part

1. The British throne, she is #782. Her father is not in-line anymore because of his marriage to her mother that is catholic. Obviously the fact that Maxima is catholic and not of royal blood would eliminate her as well.

2. De Erfprinses(the Hereditary Princess)

3. Wassenaar

4. Villa Eikenhorst

5. Alex

6. Deutsche Bank in New York

7. He was Minister of Agriculture for Jorge Rafael Videla

8. in Sevilla, Spain at Ferias

9. "His hips are a little rigid." (Funny!)

10. Prince Claus ?

11. Queen Wilhelmina

12. get married

13. Festoon Tiara

14. born as Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst (Laurentien is a combo of her parents names so maybe that's why she prefers it)

15. in Brussels, Belgium

16. Leonore is a version of Infanta Leonor of Spain and Eloise is a version of Louise, there is a Princess Louise in Belgium and also Lady Louise Windsor.

17. Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum

18. a video journalist working for CNN

19. Laurel Wreath Tiara (she did however wear this tiara again fairly recently on October 30, 2006 for the Jordan State Visit I remember it being discussed in that thread at the time)

20. street prostitution in San Francisco

21. their children are either a count or a countess

22. Because it is constitutionally required for the Dutch cabinet to seek permission from the parliament on behalf of the prince in order for him to marry. The cabinet refused to seek permission after it was found out that Mabel and maybe also Friso wasn't completely honest about her involvement with a drug criminal.

23. Princess Laurentien

24. Mabel

25. Johan, Mabel, Emma, Joanna

26. director of the Open Society Institute which is part of the European Union

27. Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg

28. Sunray Motif Tiara

29. bows(way too many bows, IMO)

30. Victor and Rolf ?

I love the Dutch! This was great fun!
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1) Amalia is the heiress to the throne of the Netherlands, and the House of Oranje, but she could also be called a successor to something else. However, her father is not an in the line of succession to this, nor is her mother. What is else is she in the line of succession for (1), what position in that line of succession is she (2), and why isn’t her father or mother included (3)?
She is on place 782 in the sucession to the british Throne. Her father lost his rigths because he married a catholic.

2) Although many people often call Amalia a princess of Orange, this style is not correct. Only her father is the true Prince of Orange, and her mother can be called Princess of Orange as a courtesy title. Her sister, and future brother(s)/sister(s) carry the title of Princess (Prince) of the Netherlands and Princess (Prince) of Orange-Nassau. However, following tradition, Amalia can also be styled with another title in addition to those her siblings bear. What is it? (in Dutch, or in the English translation)
Hereditary Princess of Orange

3) In what Dutch city do W-A, Maxima, Amalia, and Alexia reside?
Wassenaar

4) What is the name of the home in which W-A, Maxima, Amalia, and Alexia live?
Villa Eikenhorst on the estate De Hoorsten

5) What name does Maxima call W-A?
Alexander

6) Who was Maxima working for when she met Willem-Alexander? And where was she working?
Deutsche Bank in New York

7) Maxima’s father was a government officer during the regime of this Argentinean military dictator. Who was the dictator, and what position did Maxima’s father hold?
Minister of Agriculture under Jorge Videla

8) Where did Maxima and W-A meet? (event and location)
Feria in sevilla

9) Maxima has a good sense of humor. When asked if she gets Crown Prince Willem-Alexander to join in on some Latino dancing, she said that she tries to push him but _________. But what?

10) The controversy over Maxima’s parentage was very similar to the controversy over another royal consort’s parentage. This royal was later accepted, but the scandal at the time, as this person married a person who later became monarch, was significant. Who was/is this royal?
her father-in-law Prince Claus. But there the scandal was not about his parents it was because he was a german and he was in 1945 a few months in the war with the age of 18

11) Willem-Alexander is the first male heir-apparent in a long line of females. The last male heir-apparent, Prince Alexander, died, and the title of heir-apparent went to his younger half-sister. In what year did the last male heir-apparent die, and who was his little sister (who became the queen)?
Prince Alexander died in 1884 and his half-sister was Queen Wilhelmina, the grandmother of Queen Beatrix

12) In a 1999 television interview, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander declared he wouldn’t do this for another ten years following the interview. However, within three years, he had done exactly that. What did he do?#
He said he woult not marry

13) Maxima was the first woman to ever wear this Dutch diamond necklace as a tiara, when she debuted it in 2003, although a frame had existed for years. She has worn it a few times now. What is the name of this tiara?
She wore the Diamanond festoon necklace as Tiara. It ws later also worn by Princess Margriet

14) What is Princess Laurentien’s real name?
Petra Laurentien

15) Where do Constantijn and Laurentien live?
Brussels

16) Constantijn and Laurentien’s daughters share their first names with two other royal daughters, one of whom is slightly older, and another is about a year younger. (well, technically they are versions of the names). Can you name these other two royal babies?
Countess Leonore - Infanta Leonor of Spain
Countess Eloise - Princess Louise of Belgium, Lady Louise Windsor


17) Both Constantijn and Laurentien attended this secondary school. What is its name?
The both attended the Eerste Vrijzinnige Christelijk Lyceum in The Hague.

18) Laurentien worked for what major member of the U.S. media from 1991-1992, before moving back to Europe?
CNN Headline News in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

19) Princess Laurentien wore fitting tiara on her wedding day, but has only worn it once since. What tiara was it?
The Laurel-Wreath-Tiara which she wore the second time during the Jordanian State Visit ito the Netherlands in 2006

20) Laurentien, in order to complete her masters degree, completed a thesis. Her topic was not one I would necessarily associate with the princesses, but well, the princesses are pretty women. What was the topic of her thesis?
street prostitution in San Francisco

21) What titles do Constantijn and Laurentien’s children bear?
Count/Countess of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer/Jonkvrouw van Amsberg

22) Why did Friso have to give up his rights to sucession in order to marry Mabel?
He and Mabel did not tell the full truth to the Prime Minister about a relationship Mabel had in the past with Klaas Brunisma. After this came to the light the Gouvernment refused to send a Bill of Consent to the General States to give Consent to the marraige. As this Consent is required according to the succession law Friso lost his succession rights on the day of his marriage.

23) Who introduced Friso and Mabel?
Laurentien

24) Three of the four members of their little family do not use their given first names. Which member does?
Mabel

25) What are the given first names of the couple, and their daughters?
Johan Friso Bernhard Christian David
Mabel Martine
Emma Luana Ninette Sophie
Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou



26) Princess Mabel has been recognized as a world leader, not for her position as a member of the royal family, but for her work. What organization does Mabel work for?
Open Society Institute

27) Since Friso lost his status as a member of the Royal House, he only bears the title of Prince as a personal title. What is Friso’s last name?
van Orange-Nassau, van Amsberg

28) Princess Mabel wore this lovely tiara on her wedding day. I think it looked good on her, but was overshadowed by the rest of her attire. What is the name of this tiara, and from which other tiara was it created?
Sunray-Motif-Tiara which is the second setting from the Mellerio Sapphire Tiara. It was the the first time worn by mabel on her Wedding-Day.

29) What…notable accent or detail did Mabel love to wear early in her marriage, and that she wore on her wedding day, making her wedding dress rather memorable?
There where lots of bows on her Wedding-Dress

30) This design duo credits Mabel as one of their muses. She loves to wear their clothing. Who are they
Viktor and Rolf
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Beatrix's Sons: The Answers

1) Amalia (and also her sister Alexia, and her future baby brother or sister) is in the line of succession to the British throne. However, it is extremely unlikely that she would ever inherit it, as she is 778th in line (answer 2). Willem-Alexander, who this line came from (Maxima has no royal relations of note), was removed from succession because British monarchs, and their heirs, are not allowed to marry Roman Catholics. Although Maxima was married in a Protestant ceremony, and raises her daughters as such, she is still a practicing Roman Catholic (she was never forced to convert- she just had to promise to raise Amalia, Alexia, and baby Netherlands-aka baby #3 as Protestants)

2) De Erfprinses van Oranje, or the Hereditary Princess or Orange. However, this styling, to my knowledge, hasn’t been used for Amalia. She will only become Princess of Orange when her father becomes king, or dies.

3) Wassenaar

4) Villa Eikenhorst

5) Alex, or Alexander

6) Deutsche Bank, in New York City

7) Jorge Rafael Videla, and her father was the minister of agriculture. Although Maxima’s father, Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini, was determined to be uninvolved with the deaths and other human mistreatment of this era, it was still a scandal. The Dutch parliament finally approved of the marriage, (I wonder what W-A would have done if they said no- we might be talking about Crown Princess Laurentien now…...no comment…….), but then there was the question of his attending the wedding, and what message that would send out. In the end, he offered not to attend, and Maxima’s mother stayed away too. Poor Maxima.

8) At a dinner party in Seville, Spain

9) “His hips are a little rigid!” (I love Maxima’s sense of humor!)

10) The late Prince Claus of the Netherlands, husband of Queen Beatrix, and father of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. He was German, and even was conscripted into the German army in WWII, but was taken as a prisoner of war by US Allied forces before actually taking part in real fighting. He married Queen Beatrix in 1966, but the Dutch had not forgotten what had happened to them during the war. However, Prince Claus, like Princess Maxima, won over the people, so much so that, prior to his death, he was often considered the most popular member of the Dutch royal family!

11) 1884, and the sister, who became queen, was Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Although her father died in 1890, her mother, Queen Emma, was declared Regent until Wilhelmina turned 18, at which point Wilhelmina herself was able to take over. She reigned for over fifty years, and was Queen regent (queen in full, not with her mother serving as regent) for exactly fifty years, when she abdicated in 1948. Wilhelmina’s only child, and successor, was her daughter, Queen Juliana, who reigned from 1948 to 1980, when she herself abdicated, in favor of her daughter, the current queen, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Although Willem-Alexander will be the first male after three females, (if he outlives his mother), it won’t be for long- succeeding King Willem-Alexander I will be her majesty, Queen Catharina-Amalia I.

12) Get married! In a 1999 television interview, he stated he wouldn’t marry within the next ten years, as he was only 32 years old, and his father didn’t marry until he was about 40. I’m guessing that interview had to have taken place in January, February, or March, because in April of 1999, he met a young woman named Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, with whom he reportedly fell for that night, and persued her avidly afterwards.

13) The Diamond Festoon Tiara

14) Petra Laurentien

15) Brussels, Belgium

16) Lady Louise Windsor (Eloise), and Infanta Leonor of Spain (Eleonore)

17) Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum

18) CNN

19) Laurel Wreath Tiara.

20) Street prostitution

21) Jonkheer (male)/Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg,

22) Due to her past relations with gangsters, and their falsehoods about it.

23) Princess Laurentien

24) Mabel

25) Johan (Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David), Mabel, Emma (Emma Luana Ninette Sophie), and Joanna (Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou)

26) Open Society Institute

27) Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg

28) The Sun Ray Motif Tiara, it was a second setting of the Mellerio Sapphire Tiara. Princess Maxima has also worn this tiara twice, and Princess Mabel wore it at the 70th birthday celebrations this year in Norway. It is the only tiara Mabel has worn.

29) Bows! Her wedding dress was covered with bows, bows and more bows- small bows, medium bows, and large bows. Bows, bows, bows, bows, bows!

30) Viktor and Rolf


You guys all did awesome! I need to add one or two more questions to the quiz about Japan, then I will post it, probably tonight.
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The Land of the Rising Sun: The Imperial Family of Japan

1) What is the throne of the Empire of Japan called?

2) What number emperor is Emperor Akihito?

3) Although the emperor is known now as Emperor Akihito, posthumously, he will be known as another name. What will is posthumous name be?

4) When and where was Emperor Akihito formally enthroned?

5) Representatives of how many nations attended the coronation of Emperor Akihito?

6) What was Empress Michiko’s maiden name?

7) What was the name of the company of which Empress Michiko’s father was president?

8) What is the titled of the book written by Crown Prince Naruhito?

9) What instrument does Crown Prince Naruhito play?

10) Where do Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako reside?

11) What is the name of the law that promotes agnatic primogeniture, and allows Prince Hisahito to supercede Princess Aiko?

12) In what year did Crown Prince Naruhito become member of the IOC (International Olympic Committee)?

13) Crown Princess Masako attended kindergarten in another place, outside of Tokyo. Where did she attend kindergarten?

14) Masako graduated high school from a different country and different town than she started kindergarten in. Where did she get her high school diploma?

15) Princess Aiko’s imperial title is not Aiko, really, but is instead, this:

16) Who chose Aiko’s name?

17) What was Prince Akishino’s childhood name?

18) What was the name of Prince Akishino’s doctoral dissertation?

19) What is Prince Hisahito’s Imperial crest?

20) A German designer created this special item in honor of Princess Sayako, now Sayako Kuroda’s, wedding. It retailed for about 345 USD, or about 38,000 yen, and only 1,500 were released. What is the product called, and can you describe it?

21) After her wedding to Yoshiko Kuroda, Sayako had to learn to live a very different lifestyle, including a rather different family budget. It was released approximately how much her husband earns at his job- what is his salary, and what does he do?

22) Who is Prince Hitachi?

23) Who is the oldest living member (as of today) of the Japanese Imperial family? And who was the oldest prior to that person?

24) Not all the members of the Imperial family are members of the Imperial Household. Name the members of the Japanese Imperial House. (Hint- there are twenty-three in total, but I’m mainly looking for the members descended from Akihito)

25) Now, the Imperial Palace is called the Imperial Palace “Kokyo”. What was it called prior to this?

26) The Imperial Stock Farm is located north of the Imperial palace, and is where food stuffs and riding horses are raised. What is its name?
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Here are my answers for the Imperial Family of Japan

1. Chrysanthemum throne
2. 125th
3. Emperor Heisei
4. November 12, 1990
5. Sweden, Luxembourg, Denmark, Kuwait, Thailand, Great Britain, Netherlands, Spain
6. Michiko Shoda
7. Nisshin Flour Milling Company
8. "The Thames And I: A Memoir of Two Years at Oxford"
9. viola
10. Togu-gosho Palace
11. The Imperial Household Law of 1947
12. 1998
13. Moscow
14. Belmont High School in Belmont, Mass.
15. Princess Toshi
16. Her parents, which was a break in tradition. The tradition previously was for the Emperor to choose the name.
17. Prince Aya
18. "Molecular Phylogeny of Jungle Fowls, Genus Gallus and Monophyletic Origin of Domestic Fowls"
19. koyamaki tree (Japanese umbrella-pine tree)
20. clueless on this one
21. 35,000
22. the younger brother of Emperor Akihito
23. Prince Mikasa before him was Princess Takamatsu
24. no clue
25. Kyujo (Palace Castle)?
26. Goryo Bokujo

I tried but this one was hard. I admit I don't keep up with the Japanese Imperial family. But at least I learned a lot doing this.
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I'm not so certain that the Margareta of Sweden sapphire and diamond brooch was a gift from Frederik to Mary.

It would seem more likely that it was a gift from HM The Queen, who's possession it was in before that of Mary's
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Lady K,

I'm not so certain that the Margareta of Sweden sapphire and diamond brooch was a gift from Frederik to Mary.

It would seem more likely that it was a gift from HM The Queen, who's possession it was in before that of Mary's
Queen Masrgrethe gave the brooch to Mary either for the birth or the christenuing of Christian. Mary wore it for the first time at Christian's christening.
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The Land of the Rising Sun: The Imperial Family of Japan

1) What is the throne of the Empire of Japan called?
Chrysanthemum

2) What number emperor is Emperor Akihito?
125.

3) Although the emperor is known now as Emperor Akihito, posthumously, he will be known as another name. What will is posthumous name be?
Heisei

4) When and where was Emperor Akihito formally enthroned?
12. November 1990 in Tokyo

5) Representatives of how many nations attended the coronation of Emperor Akihito?

6) What was Empress Michiko’s maiden name?

7) What was the name of the company of which Empress Michiko’s father was president?
Nissin Flour Milling Co.

8) What is the titled of the book written by Crown Prince Naruhito?

9) What instrument does Crown Prince Naruhito play?

10) Where do Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako reside?

11) What is the name of the law that promotes agnatic primogeniture, and allows Prince Hisahito to supercede Princess Aiko?

12) In what year did Crown Prince Naruhito become member of the IOC (International Olympic Committee)?

13) Crown Princess Masako attended kindergarten in another place, outside of Tokyo. Where did she attend kindergarten?

14) Masako graduated high school from a different country and different town than she started kindergarten in. Where did she get her high school diploma?

15) Princess Aiko’s imperial title is not Aiko, really, but is instead, this:

16) Who chose Aiko’s name?
Tishi-no-miya Aiko Naishinno

17) What was Prince Akishino’s childhood name?
Aya

18) What was the name of Prince Akishino’s doctoral dissertation?

19) What is Prince Hisahito’s Imperial crest?

20) A German designer created this special item in honor of Princess Sayako, now Sayako Kuroda’s, wedding. It retailed for about 345 USD, or about 38,000 yen, and only 1,500 were released. What is the product called, and can you describe it?

21) After her wedding to Yoshiko Kuroda, Sayako had to learn to live a very different lifestyle, including a rather different family budget. It was released approximately how much her husband earns at his job- what is his salary, and what does he do?

22) Who is Prince Hitachi?

23) Who is the oldest living member (as of today) of the Japanese Imperial family? And who was the oldest prior to that person?

24) Not all the members of the Imperial family are members of the Imperial Household. Name the members of the Japanese Imperial House. (Hint- there are twenty-three in total, but I’m mainly looking for the members descended from Akihito)

25) Now, the Imperial Palace is called the Imperial Palace “Kokyo”. What was it called prior to this?

26) The Imperial Stock Farm is located north of the Imperial palace, and is where food stuffs and riding horses are raised. What is its name?[/quote]
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Wow- I'm that quiz was as hard as I thought it might be. Sometimes I write hard questions and you guys get them right off, so I never know. I hope you guys are interested, though, instead of being too frustrated. Jordan is next, and I think that might be a little easier.

But thanks you guys, for participating. I'm enjoying learning, too!
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Wow- I'm that quiz was as hard as I thought it might be. Sometimes I write hard questions and you guys get them right off, so I never know. I hope you guys are interested, though, instead of being too frustrated. Jordan is next, and I think that might be a little easier.

But thanks you guys, for participating. I'm enjoying learning, too!
I don't follow the japan, jordan and other non-european Houses as close as the european so my knowledge is not so great there.
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Sorry for such a long delay in posting the answers- I had some problems with Word, where I write them. Here are the answers.

The Land of the Rising Sun: The Answers about the Empire of Japan

1) The Chrysanthemum Throne

2) 125th

3) Heisei. He will be called Emperor Heisei. His father’s ruling name was Emperor Hirohito, but is called, posthumously, Emperor Showa.

4) November 12, 1990, in Tokyo, almost two years after his father died. Although he became Emperor on the day his father died, January 7, 1989, he was not formally enthroned until then.

5) None- there was not a coronation, but Japan holds a Ceremony of Enthronement. Haven’t I tried this trick on all the other quizzes? :wink: 158 countries, 159 including Japan, sent representatives to see his Enthronement Ceremony in 1990.

6) Shoda

7) Nisshin Flour Milling Company

8) The Thames and I: A Memoir of Two Years At Oxford.

9) Viola

10) Togu-gosho Palace

11) The Imperial Household Law of 1947

12) 1998

13) Russia, Moscow, Russia to be exact. Her father was a diplomat, and was sent to work in Moscow.

14) Belmont High School, Belmont, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

15) Toshi no miya (Princess Toshi)

16) Her parents. This seems obvious to many people from the western world, but traditionally, Japanese royals were named by the emperor. So the choice many people probably guessed was in fact that- just a lucky guess.

17) Prince Aya

18) “Molecular Phylogeny of Jungle fowls, genus Gallus and Monophyletic Origin of Domestic Fowls” A+ for you if you knew that!

19) Koyamaki tree (Japanese Umbrella-pine)

20) It is “Princess Teddy”. It is an teddy bear with pale honey fur, wearing a tiara and white sash.

21) ?35,000, as a town planner in Tokyo. However, she was given 7.6 million pounds from the Japanese government as a wedding present.

22) He is the youngest brother of Emperor Akihito, and was the second son and sixth child of the previous emperor. He is still in the line of sucession, behind Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino, and Prince Hisahito. He is known for his cancer research.

23) The oldest living member is Prince Takahito, Prince Mikasa. (Mikasa-no-miya Takahito Shinno), the paternal uncle of Emperor Akihito. He was born on December 2, 1915. Prior to her death on December 18, 2004, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu, also known as Princess Kikuko (Nobuhito Shinno-hi Kikuko), was the oldest, born on December 26, 1911. She was married to Prince Takamatsu, the paternal uncle of Emperor Akihito and third son of Emperor Taisho, Akihito’s grandfather.

24) The members of the Royal House are as follows (common names): Emperor Akihito, Prince Masahito, Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino, Princess Aiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Prince Hisahito; Prince Takahito, Prince Tomohito, Prince Yoshihito, Prince Norihito, Princess Akiko, Princess Yohko, Princess Tsuguko, Princess Noriko, and Princess Ayako. To draw the lines, I’ll explain. Emperor Akihito, Emperor Heisei, is the father of Crown Prince Naruhito, and Prince Akishino, Fumihito. Naruhito is father of Princess Aiko, and Akishino is the father of Mako, Kako, and Hisahito. Emperor Akihito is the elder brother of Prince Masahito, aka Prince Hitachi. Their father was Emperor Hirohito, Emperor Showa, who was the older brother of Takahito, Prince Mikasa. Prince Mikasa is the father of Prince Tomohito (Prince of Mikasa), Prince Yoshihito (Prince Katsura), and Prince Norihito (Prince Takamado). Prince Tomohito is father of Princesses Akiko and Yohko, and Prince Norihito is father of princesses Tsuguko, Noriko, and Ayako. Lots of girls- that’s why, prior to Hisahito’s birth, succession was such a critical issue. I hope that that was somewhat followable. Females, the daughters of the princes, are removed from the royal household on their marriages, (such as the former Princess Sayako). Also, wives are not considered true members of the Imperial Household, unlike in most of the other monarchies, which consider consorts as members.

25) From 1888 to 1948, it was called ‘Kyujo’, the palace castle, and prior to that, the Edo castle.

26) Goryo Bokujo.
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The Royal Family of Jordan

Sorry for the delay in the quizzes- things got busy, and Word has been acting up. But here is the quiz for Jordan, and I have quizzes set up for most of the upcoming RFs. So here goes!

*note: because I’m getting sick of writing King Abdullah II, I am abbreviating it to KAII
*note: Princess Haya, although born a Princess of Jordan, will be discussed in the quiz involving the Royal Family of Dubai

1) Name, in order, all four of King Hussein’s wives. (please list their full maiden names, and their throne names)

2) According to the actor who played the character, King Hussein was a huge fan of this movie, and liked to quote impressions of this character at government meetings! Who is it? (the movie was just on tv recently)

3) King Hussein liked to broadcast on amateur radio. What was his call sign?

4) What are the names of the three books King Hussein wrote?

5) How many children did King Hussein have- In total, and how many with each wife? And can you name them all?

6) What well known and highly regarded medical facility did King Hussein go to for medical treatment just prior to his death in 1999? Hint: It wasn’t in Jordan.

7) This is a sad story- in 1951, the then Prince Hussein was in Jerusalem, with his grandfather, King Abdullah I, when his grandfather was martyred. King Hussein himself was protected from the assassin’s bullet by this, which was given to him recently by his grandfather. What was it?

8) Queen Noor’s autobiography, Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, became a New York Times bestseller in 2003, and was published in both Arabic and English, and in other languages as well. How many languages was it published in?

9) King Abdullah II is said to be a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. What generation descendant is he?

10) When did KAII first become Crown Prince?

11) Where did King Abdullah II go to grade school (elementary-high school)?

12) KAII is a huge fan of this television fiction show, and even appeared on the show when he was a prince! I’ll try to find a picture of it when I post the answers. Name the show.

13) What is the real full name of the country of Jordan?

14) Who is the Crown Prince of Jordan?

15) King Abdullah also enjoys this domestic hobby, in his time off, as was revealed by Rania on the Oprah Winfrey Show. What is it?

16) In 2005, this magazine listed Queen Rania as the third most beautiful woman in the world. Who were the two women who topped her?

17) Many Royals were named to this group earlier this year, including Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Mabel, and Princess Akishino Kiko. Queen Rania is also a member. What is this organization, and what position does Rania hold?

18) Who is Prince Hamzah named after?

19) Prince Hamzah likes to read. What does he like to read?

20) Prince Ali is married to Princess Rym. Prior to her marriage, Princess Rym has something in her past that she shares with Princess Letizia of Spain. What is it?

21) Who is Princess Rym’s father, and what does he do?

22) Who is the new wife of Prince Hashem?

23) What is the name of Prince Hashem’s new baby?

24) Who is Abir, and what is her last name?

25) After what tragic event happened did Abir become affiliated with the Jordanian Royal Family?
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The Royal Family of Jordan- The Answers

* this thread has been inactive for a while, but I'm going to add to it anyway, and maybe it will catch someone else's eye.


1) Name, in order, all four of King Hussein’s wives. (please list their full maiden names, and their throne names)
  • Queen Dina. Sharifa Dina bint 'Abdul'l-Hamid, they were married for two years (April 1955-1957), including one year of separation. She was seven years older than King Hussein. She is now married to Asad Sulayman Abd al-Qadir
  • Princess Muna al-Hussein, born Antoinette Avril Gardiner, she used to (prior to her marriage) be called Toni. She was married to King Hussein from May of 1961 to 1972, and is the mother of King Abdullah II.
  • Queen Alia, neé Alia Baha el-Din Toukan. She died tragically in a helicopter crash in Jordan in 1977.
  • Queen Noor, born Lisa Najeeb Halaby, she took the name Noor upon converting to Islam. She was the final wife of King Hussein.

2) Dr. Evil!!!! That is hilarious!!!!! hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

3) JY1

4) Uneasy Lies the Head (1962), My War with Israel (1969), and Mon Métier de Roi.

5) He had twelve children: one with Queen Dina, four with Princess Muna, three with Queen Alia, and four with Queen Noor. They are, in order, Princess Alia (Queen Dina); King Abdullah II, Prince Feisal, Princess Zein, and Princess Aisha, with Princess Muna; Princess Haya, Prince Ali, and Abir Muhaisin, with Queen Alia; and Prince Hamzah, Prince Hashem, Princess Iman and Princess Raiyah, with Queen Noor.

6) The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A., which is regarded as one of the world's best hospitals.

7) A medal. King Abdullah I had given it to him, and had insisted King Hussein wear it, and the metal deflected the bullet.

8) 15. That's a lot, unless you consider that the Harry Potter series has been translated into over sixty languages!

9) 43rd

10) at birth! (haha- I probably got some of you on that!). KAII was crown prince by birth, by tradition and Royal Decree, until April 1, 1965, when another Royal Decree was made. He was made Crown Prince again, again by Royal Decree, on January 24, 1999, and this time it stuck- he was the Crown Prince until he became king, just a couple of weeks later.

11) Primary school was at the Islamic Educational College in Amman, Jordan, and then he went to St. Edmund's School in Surrey, England; Secondary school was at the Eaglebrook School in the U.S. and Deerfield Academy in the U.S.

12) Star Trek- he’s a Trekkie! He was on the show, in the jumpsuit, and I think he even did the hand gesture. I’ve seen a picture of it somewhere, I’ll find it. –I found it, on Wikipedia! How funny!!! Here’s a link ahahahahahaha

13) The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

14) No one. The Crown Prince is a position which must be named by the king. Although King Abdullah II’s oldest son, Prince Hussein, is assumed to be his father’s successor, he is not crown prince. Prince Hamzah was Abdullah’s crown prince from his appointment on the day of Abdullah’s enthronement on February 7, 1999, to November 28, 2004, when Abdullah wrote a public letter to Hamzah releasing him as crown prince. He wrote “Your holding this symbolic position has restrained your freedom and hindered our entrusting you with certain responsibilities that you are fully qualified to undertake.”

15) He likes to barbecue in the palace garden! I wonder what he likes to barbecue?

16) Christy Turlington and Angelina Jolie.

17) The group is the Forum of Young Global Leaders, and Rania is a member of the Foundation board (kind of like the Board of Directors), and is also the Chairperson of the Selection Committee.

18) Hamza ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib, the uncle of the Prophet Mohammed.

19) Romance Novels. JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!! He likes to read history books and biographies. But it would be funny if he liked to read harlequin romance novels. He also likes the internet, and participates in cyber-discussions. I wonder if he’s ever visited TRF? If he’s reading this, Hi!

20) She also used to be a television journalist. Rym was a Middle East Correspondent for CNN.

21) He is Lakhdar Brahimi, and he is the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan.

22) Princess Fahdah

23) Princess Hala

24) Muhaisen, and she is the adopted daughter of the late King Hussein and Queen Alia.

25) Her mother died in a plane crash, and Abir was one of the few people in the crash who lived. She is a teacher here in the U.S., and lives a very private life. The last time I remember seeing a picture of her among the other members of the Jordanian Royal family was about the time of King Hussein’s death
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Can you report the answers to the original UK Royals quiz. I can't see them anywhere. Are they hidden?
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Try this
British royalty

- what were the names of queen Victoria's parents?

- how many grandchildren did Victoria and Albert have?

- what was queen Victoria known as?

- what were the names of queen victoria's children ?

- how are kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia and king George v of England related?

- when was queen Victoria born?where?

- What is the relationship between king George v and queen Mary to queen Elizabeth II ?

- who were the parents of queen Elizabeth I ?

- what were the names of king Henry viii's wives?

- how was queen mary of Scotland related to queen Elizabeth I ?

Impireal family if Russia

- what was the name of czar Nicholas II's youngest daughter?

- what did czar Nicholas II and Alexandra name their son?

- what were the names of czar Alexander iii's children ?

- what is the relationship between czar Nicholas I and czar Nicholas II?

- what were the names if czar Nicholas ii's children?

- who was grand duke dmitri pavlovich's parents?

- to whom did grand duke Sergei alexandrovich marry?

- what Is the full house name of the Russian royal family?

- who was named czar upon Nicholas ii's abdication?

- who were the ones murdered along with grand duchess Elisabeth fyodorovna in alapaevsk?
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