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On 31st January Princess Beatrix celebrates her 77th birthday. A momentous occasion when the former Queen of the Netherlands might choose to reflect upon her extremely eventful life – but what, if anything, do you know about this fascinating Dutch monarch?
Time to royally test your knowledge with our fun Princess Beatrix Quiz!
1. How long was Princess Beatrix queen?
a. 30 years
b. 33 years
c. 35 years
2. What are Princess Beatrix’s official first names?
a. Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard
b. Beatrix Wilhelmina Juliana
c. Beatrix Wilhelmina Elisabeth
3. How many sisters does Princess Beatrix have?
4. During her youth Princess Beatrix lived abroad for a short period of time. In which country?
a. Great Britain
b. United States of America
5. Where did Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus first meet?
a. At a party in Germany
b. On a ski holiday in Switzerland
c. During an official event in Amsterdam
6. How many grandchildren does Princess Beatrix have?
7. How did Princess Beatrix wish to be addressed when Queen?
a. Mevrouw (Mrs.)
b. Majesteit (Majesty)
c. Hare Majesteit (Her Majesty)
8. What is Princess Beatrix’s favourite hobby?
9. Which of the following noble titles does not apply to Princess Beatrix (shortened to etc. etc. etc. in official documents)
a. Burggravin van Antwerpen (Viscountess of Antwerp)
b. Vrijvrouwe van Ameland (Lady of Ameland)
c. Barones van Bergen op Zoom (Baroness of Bergen op Zoom)
10. Which Dutch monarch reigned the longest?
a. Queen Beatrix
b. Queen Wilhelmina
c. King Willem III
Answers: 1b, 2a, 3c, 4c, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8a, 9c, 10b
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