As Britain celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the nation can rejoice in a rather IT-savvy monarch and a Royal Family that understands the joy of tech. Take this quiz and see if you can keep up with our digital rulers.
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Which brand of smartphone does the Queen use, having been presented with it on a factory visit in 2010?
The Queen\'s Consort, Prince Philip, is switched on to technology but has had to learn security like the rest of us. In what year was the Duke\'s email box famously hacked?
Follow-up question. What system did the Duke of Edinburgh\'s hacked email account use?
- NATO Command
Millions watched Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011. Many also watched a wedding dance parody featuring Royal lookalikes. This was a viral advert for which company?
Britain has played a pioneering role in the development of computers. In the reign of what monarch was the first programmable computer designed?
- Edward VII
- George VI
Prince Charles has many interests, including technology. On what BBC TV show did the heir to the throne have a regular spot covering tech developments?
- Tomorrow's World
- Blue Peter
Prince Charles also has a keen interest in Green Technology. In 2010, he opened the garden of his London residence, Clarence House, to a conference on sustainable technology. Who was the conference's main sponsor?
Which Royal is the Patron of the BCS (Britich Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT)?
- Princess Anne
- Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Princess Michael of Kent
Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1952. What landmark event happened in computing the same year?
- Silicon junction transistor perfected at Texas Instruments
- The first compiler created by Grace Hopper
- Briatin's Turing-designed ACE computer completed
Which of the following tech luminaries has not been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II?
- Alan Sugar, creator of Amstrad
- tim Berners Lee, creator of the Web
- Jonathan Ives, creator of the iPhone
- Bill Gates, creator of Windows
What piece of tech kit did the Queen buy in May 2011?
- Xbox Kinect
- Nintendo Wii
You can follow the Queen on all the major social media channels. On which one did she first open an official presence?
What is Queen Elizabeth II's Twitter handle?
When did the Queen send her first email?
In 1987, the Queen featured in a game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. What was the name of the game?
- Catch That Corgi!
For your ignorance of matters both regal and technical, you are consigned to the Virtual Tower for the remainder of your mercifully brief life! Plead, and your sentence may be commuted to that of trawling the Queen's spam folders for the rest of your days
Perhaps you don't show enough deference to, and interest in, the Royal Family. Or maybe you love them to bits but have some gaps in your technical skills. Either way, we are sure that close study over the Jubilee Weekend will help you become a loyal and switched-on subject of Her Majesty