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May 2012

Under 5s Interesting Take On The Queen, the Jubilee & the Union Jack

With patriotism coming out of our ears in 2012 thanks to the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, Micro Scooters UK were keen to find out what Britain’s under 5s thought about the celebrations before launching its range of Union Jack Scooters.

Over 750 children aged five or under throughout the UK took part in the multiple choice survey. Although most children recognize the Queen herself, they were a little more vague regarding other members of the Royal Family. Some of the questions children were asked included:

Who is the Queen married to?

• Union Jack 39%
• Prince Philip 37%
• Prince Charles 24%
• Her husband 14%

Who is Prince Edward?

• A potato 47%
• The Queen’s son 21%
• A brand of salmon 20%
• A pub 12%

What does the Queen do?

• Help run the country 63%
• Travel & meet people 16%
• Clean Buckingham Palace 12%
• Have parties 9%

Why is our flag a red white and blue design?

• Queen’s favorite colours 64%
• America got first choice for the nicest
flag 15%
• They look nice together 6%
• Combined flags of England,
Wales & Scotland 5%

Why is everyone celebrating the Jubilee?

• Because the Queen is a diamond 35%
• Because the Queen has reigned for 60 years 35%
• Because of the Olympics 22%
• Because people like street parties 8%

How long has the Queen been on the throne?

• 60 years 54%
• 160 years 34%
• What’s a throne 10%
• 6 months 2% also took on board children’s views on colourways for their new range of Union Jack scooters. Young children didn’t want scooters featuring the British flag – instead they wanted blocks of red, white and blue teamed with black.

However, they gave the thumbs up to a range of cool Britannia-themed accessories including Union Jack bottle holders and bags.


For further information, images and samples, please call Sara Stewart on 01684 575207 or email

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