Skip To Content
  • Viral badge
  • Quiz badge

Would You Pass The Balmoral Test From "The Crown"?

Be our guest!

  1. Welcome to Balmoral! Do you know how the royal family enters the room?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    In order of ascendancy to the throne.

    The family members enter the room in order of ascendancy to the throne, meaning that the Queen enters first, then Prince Charles, then Prince William, and so on.

    Via Everett Collection
  2. What are you supposed to do with your napkin during dinner?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fold it in half and place it on your lap.

    When dining with the royal family, fold your napkin in half and place it on your lap, then wipe your mouth with the inside of the napkin. This technique keeps things from getting messy!

    Via Getty Images
  3. Which hands should you hold your fork and knife with?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Knife with the right, fork with the left.

    Hold your knife in your right hand and your fork in your left hand — make sure the tines of your fork are facing down!

    Via Getty Images
  4. Which ingredient will the Queen absolutely NOT eat?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Garlic.

    Garlic is off-limits! The Queen doesn't like the family to eat it because of how it makes one's breath smell.

    Via Getty Images
  5. Which of the following would be an acceptable meal to serve?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Grilled salmon.

    Pasta is generally only for special occasions, shellfish is generally avoided because of risk of food poisoning, and the chefs are instructed not to serve anything with too many onions. Grilled salmon, however, is perfectly acceptable!

    Via Getty Images
  6. Is it okay to cross your legs at the table?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    No!

    No crossing legs at the table! Your legs and knees must be kept together.

    Via Getty Images
  7. The person next to you has their knife and fork crossed over their plate. What does this mean?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    They're not done eating.

    Fork and knife crossed over the plate signals that the person is not done eating. In contrast, the fork and knife laid across the plate with handles pointed to the bottom right signals that they are done.

    Via Getty Images
  8. If you're drinking tea, what are you supposed to do with your thumb?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Place your thumb on top of the cup handle.

    Use your thumb and index finger to hold the top of the cup handle, and use your middle finger to support the bottom of the cup.

    Via Getty Images
  9. What's the Queen's favorite dessert?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Chocolate biscuit cake.

    Chocolate biscuit cake is the Queen's favorite dessert, according to former royal chef Darren McGrady.

    Via Getty Images
  10. Finally, when is the meal over?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    When the Queen is finished.

    Nobody leaves the table until the Queen is done!

    Via Everett Collection

TV and Movies

Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

Newsletter signup form