The questions Meghan will have to pass to become a UK citizen including LOTS about Harry's ancestors (but how well would YOU do?)

  • Meghan Markle will likely have to take a UK Citizenship Test to become a citizen
  • For an average person, the application includes a 24-question Life in the UK test
  • The test, which costs £50, includes questions on UK politics, history and culture?

Meghan Markle will likely have to take a UK Citizenship Test before becoming a fully-fledged Briton.

Miss Markle, 36, who comes from?Los Angeles, will go through the lengthy application process just like anyone else, despite plans to marry Prince?Harry in May at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

For the average person, the application includes a Life in the UK test, then waiting four weeks for a confirmation letter to see if he or she has passed.

Here, MailOnline reveals 15 questions that people often use to practice ahead of taking the 24-question exam.?

The answers are at the bottom of the article, but first, let's see how you would do.

Miss Markle, 36, who comes from Los Angeles, will go through the lengthy application process despite plans to marry Harry in May at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Miss Markle, 36, who comes from Los Angeles, will go through the lengthy application process despite plans to marry Harry in May at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

The test, which costs £50, includes questions about UK politics, history and culture, and applicants have 45 minutes to answer.

An Official Guide for New Residents handbook, recommended by the Government and titled Life in the United Kingdom costs £12.99

An Official Guide for New Residents handbook, recommended by the Government and titled Life in the United Kingdom costs £12.99

An Official Guide for New Residents handbook, recommended by the Government and titled Life in the United Kingdom costs £12.99 ($17).

Practice questions ask applicants about current TV shows such at EastEnders and Coronation Street, as well as literature like Shakespeare and The Canterbury Tales.

Featured heavily are questions about the Royals, which might give Miss Markle an advantage, as she's marrying one.?

Questions ask if Queen Elizabeth I had 'good relations with Parliament' and if she was related to Mary, Queen of Scots.

Others ask who built the Tower of London and what Henry VIII was famous for. ?

For an average person applying, the government recommends: 'A decision about your application will usually be made within 6 months - some applications can take longer.'

It adds: 'You should also contact UK Visas and Immigration if your situation changes (eg, you move house, get married or are arrested) during your application.'?

Royal Sources are keen for Miss Markle's application process to be done 'properly and officially', meaning that the Suits star will not be able to cut corners.

Harry's communication's secretary Jason Knauf said Miss Markle, who has relocated to London from her home in Toronto, would be 'compliant with immigration requirements at all times'.

He added: 'I can also say she intends to become a UK citizen and will go through the process of that, which some of you may know takes a number of years. She will retain her US citizenship through that process.'???

Mr Knauf would not comment on whether Miss Markle would retain her US citizenship and become a dual national in the future.

Having a British spouse does not entitle an individual to automatic citizenship.?

But those who are married to or are the civil partner of a British citizen can apply for citizenship if they are 18 or over, of sound mind and without a serious or recent criminal record, according to Home Office guidance.

Applicants will also need to have been granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK - which requires an individual to have lived in the UK with their partner for several years - and meet other residency requirements.

Miss Markle and Prince Harry have not given the date for their 'fun and joyful' wedding, which is likely to be on TV, but thanked millions of people around the world 'celebrating with them' since their engagement was announced yesterday.

Divorcee Meghan, a protestant who went to a Catholic high school, will be baptised and confirmed before the spring ceremony to comply with the royal family's beliefs that they should all join the Church of England.

The couple have shunned a larger wedding at Westminster Abbey or St Paul's for a more intimate church service at St George's, where his father Charles had a blessing after marrying Camilla in the nearby Guildhall in 2005.?

It also means Queen and Prince Philip can easily travel to the wedding of the year as it was revealed that the royal family will pay for the event, the music, the flowers and the reception.

The actress' divorced parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland will both be there but it's not known if her father will walk her down the aisle.

It has also emerged today Meghan will not be continuing her work with the UN or other organisations, but instead will starting her charity work as a full-time royal afresh and begin touring the country with Harry.

The couple's first public engagement will be on Friday at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham.

ANSWERS TO THE LIFE IN THE UK PRACTICE TEST?

Question 1:?In 1999, what happened to hereditary peers in the House of Lords?

Answer: D) They lost their automatic right to attend the House of Lords.

Question 2:?Which TWO are English Civil War Battles?

Answer:?B) Marston Moor, and D. Naseby

Question 3:?How are local councils funded?

Answer: C) From central government and local taxes

Question 4:?Which Scottish king defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314?

Answer: B) Robert the Bruce

Question 5:?What important event happened in England in 1066?

Answer: C) The Norman invasion

Question 6:?Which TWO of the following do you have to pay tax on?

Answer:?A) Profits from self-employment, and B) Income from property, savings and dividends

Question 7:?Which TWO are plays by William Shakespeare?

Answer:?A) A Midsummer Night's Dream, and C) Romeo and Juliet

Question 8:?When is a by-election for a parliamentary seat held?

Answer: C) When a member of Parliament (MP) dies or resigns

Question 9:?Which TWO are examples of civil law?

Answer:?A) Disputes between landlords and tenants, and C) Discrimination in the workplace

Question 10:?For which TWO reasons is Henry VIII remembered?

Answer:?A) Married six times, and C) Broke away from the Church of Rome

Question 11: Which statement about Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I is correct??

Answer: B)?Mary, Queen of Scots was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I.

Question 12:?Which statement about 'The Divine Right of Kings' is correct?

Answer: B)?‘The Divine Right of Kings’ meant that the king was appointed by God.

Question 13:?Which statement about Elizabeth I's handling of Parliament is correct?

Answer: B)?Elizabeth I had very good relations with Parliament.

Question 14:?Who built the Tower of London??

Answer: C)?William the Conqueror

Question 15:?Which statement about King Charles II is correct?

Answer: ?A)?Charles, king of Scotland, was restored as King Charles II of England in 1660.

Meghan will still be a US citizen when she marries Harry after starting the three-year process to become a fully-fledged Briton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will take place at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May because it is a place 'close to the couple's hearts'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will take place at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May because it is a place 'close to the couple's hearts'

Meghan Markle will still be a US citizen when she marries Prince Harry as she embarks on the three-year process to becoming a fully-fledged Briton.

Miss Markle, 36, who comes from Los Angeles, will go through the lengthy application process just like a normal citizen, despite plans to marry Harry, 33, in May at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.?

Royal Sources are keen for the application process to be done 'properly and officially', meaning that the Suits star will not be able to cut corners.

Harry's communication's secretary Jason Knauf said Miss Markle, who has relocated to London from her home in Toronto, would be 'compliant with immigration requirements at all times'.

He added: 'I can also say she intends to become a UK citizen and will go through the process of that, which some of you may know takes a number of years.

'She will retain her US citizenship through that process.'

Mr Knauf would not comment on whether Miss Markle would retain her US citizenship and become a dual national in the future.

Meghan Markle made her name playing Rachel Zane on the popular US legal drama, Suits

Meghan Markle made her name playing Rachel Zane on the popular US legal drama, Suits

Miss Markle, alongside co-star?Patrick J. Adams who plays Mike Ross, has given up her role on suits to live with Prince Harry

Miss Markle, alongside co-star?Patrick J. Adams who plays Mike Ross, has given up her role on suits to live with Prince Harry

Miss Markle with her?two rescue dogs - a beagle, Guy, and Labrador-shepherd cross, Bogart

Miss Markle with her?two rescue dogs - a beagle, Guy, and Labrador-shepherd cross, Bogart

But while Miss Markle prepares for her new life in Britain, her full US citizenship is not the only thing she is being forced to give up.?

Miss Markle starred as paralegal Rachel Zane in seven series of the US legal drama Suits from 2011, before she quit last month.

While set in New York, Suits was filmed in Toronto and it is believed Miss Markle was finding it hard to juggle her relationship with Harry and her demanding schedule on the show.

Like her fiance, Miss Markle is devoted to her charity work and is a patron of organisations including World Vision Canada and One Young World.

She has also performed work focusing on gender for the United Nations.

However, a spokesman for Kensington Palace confirmed that Miss Markle would?not be continuing her work with the UN or with other organisations, but instead will start her charity work as a full-time royal afresh.

Miss Markle's posted this picture on Instagram of her two dogs, Guy and Bogart, at her home in Toronto, Canada

Miss Markle's posted this picture on Instagram of her two dogs, Guy and Bogart, at her home in Toronto, Canada

The actress' move to London also saw her leave a friend behind, her beloved dog Bogart.

Miss Markle has?two rescue dogs - a beagle, Guy, and Labrador-shepherd cross, Bogart - who she would keep in touch with via FaceTime during her long stints away.

Kensington Palace confirmed Guy has come to the UK and has legal permission to stay here, but Bogart has been left behind.??

Mr Knauf said: 'Bogart is now living with friends.'

The Palace refused to speculate as to why Bogart was not brought to the UK and added the decision 'would have lots of complexity to it' while confirming Miss Markle remains 'fond of her dogs'.

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