Sadly, the whole thing was rigged and a bunch of overweight gentlemen in half shirts that spelled out "Quiz Bowl" won over our group's fantastic showing (which included the Queen, Prince Charles, Kate and Wils, the Duke, and a quite elegant Camilla Parker Bowles).
Karmically, first prize turned out to be a couple of crappy digital cameras ("one step up from a throwaway," per our Trivia Master). Today we realized all was not lost. The Queen has made an official appearance on the trivia home page!
*Jon and I were en route back from Mexico and sadly had to miss the festivities.