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ysbel 10-01-2006 09:36 AM

Picture of the Month: September 2006
Welcome to September's Picture of the Month poll!

To emphasize that the Picture of the Month polls are different from other polls around the forum, and that the emphasis should be on the pictures rather than the royal houses for which they represent, instead of the country name, the pictures are embedded into the poll choices this month. To see the image in its full size, click on the thumbnail to enlarge.

This month, our Picture of the Month representatives had help in selecting their images with a small committee of their choosing. Below, you can see each royal house's representative (in bold) followed by their chosen committee members.

Belgium: Danielle - Dennism, Adry

Spain: mtbcm - LaChicaMadrilena, Elsa M., Anna_R

Jordan: Humera - Little_star

Morocco: Humera - Warren

Brunei: Humera - Warren

Monaco: tbhrc - Ianna, Michelle, Iceflower

Japan: mandyy - kei893265, merampo

Norway: purple_platinum - Larzen, LaMinka

Sweden: purple_platinum - Lena, GrandDuchess

Luxembourg: suturegeisha - drimal

The Netherlands: The Watcher - Marengo, Maxie

Britain: ysbel- Avalon, Elspeth, Warren

Denmark: soCal girl - Mandy. norwegianne, Lasse Pedersen

The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on October 22. During these three weeks, we ask that no one state whom they've voted for so as not to influence other members as they make their choices. For the final week of the month, you can discuss as much as you'd like about which image you voted for and why.

Please note that the pictures in the above poll have been posted in a random order, first by their shape (portrait or landscape), and do not reflect any personal feelings of The Moderating Team.

ysbel 10-01-2006 09:37 AM


19 September 2006 - In his wet suit and diving gear Prince Albert of Monaco took his reputation as Europe's most eco-friendly sovereign a step further this week. Posing with a life-size statue of a dolphin, Monaco's green prince was once again promoting positive messages on the environment.
Source: Hello/AFP


September 3, 2006 - Princess Haya enjoys a laugh at a reception at the City Hall in Aachen, Germany. The Princess was in the city to preside over the FEI World Equestrian Games. Source: Seegerpress


King Abdullah helps his daughter Princess Salma cut her birthday cake as Queen Rania looks on, holding little Prince Hashem. The Jordanian royals were celebrating the birthdays of Princesses Iman and Salma with family and close friends. Source: Petra


The Netherlands' Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima arrive at the Ridderzaal in The Hague, where the Queen will address a speech 19 September 2006, on Prince day. Source: ANP


Prince Louis of Luxembourg and his bride, Tessy Anthony, leave the parish church of Gilsdorf in Luxembourg after their wedding ceremony on Friday, September 29th. Photo by EPA.


September 20, 2006: Princess Mathilde paid a visit to Brussels city district Les Marolles today. The reason for this visit is the 50th anniversary of the “Club de Jeunesse des Marolles” (=the local youth club). Mathilde took a closer look at some workshops and had conversations with the youngsters and their animators.
Source: Belga

ysbel 10-01-2006 09:37 AM


On September 28, 2006, Crown Princess Victoria inaugurate a newly renovated animal hospital at Bagarmossen, Stockholm. Here she is completely cheerful with the labrador named Walter.
source : scanpix/pool


Princess Kiko smiles happily at her husband as she leaves Aiiku Hospital on Sept 15 with her newborn baby Prince Hisahito. Prince Hisahito was born on Sept 6th at 8.27am
Source: Polfoto


September 23, 2006: The Reburial of Empress Marie Feodorovna. During the ceremony in Denmark, Queen Margrethe curtsies in front of the Empress’s coffin to pay her last respect, not a small feat for HM the Queen who had a total knee replacement just four months ago. Source: Billed Bladet


Prince William visited the Winnicott Baby Unit, where he himself was born. He made some new friends there. Holding three-week-old Sina Nuru, he couldn’t hide his joy and said that “she’s so sweet – she’s only slightly bigger then my hand!” Source: Hello


Illusion is back!Looking happy and smiling broadly Princes of Asturias attended a State Dinner at El Pardo, one day after the good new was announced – in May they will welcome a new baby who, together with Infanta Leonor, will fill their home with Happiness and Joy! Source:


Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the county of Sogn og Fjordane on early September 2006. On the last day of their trip (September 7, 2006), they met with school children at Hornindal og Eid, and had a nettle soup for lunch at the kindergarten. Source: scanpix/pool

Lady Jennifer 10-01-2006 11:49 PM

Great pictures.

HRH Mims 10-02-2006 12:25 AM

Yeah they are absolutely wonderful! :flowers:

morhange 10-03-2006 02:11 AM

I just wanted to point out two things that amused me: First, that in Salma's birthday pictures, the banner reads "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" in English, rather than Arabic. And that the dog with Princess Victoria is named Walter. Walter the Swedish lab and Jordanian royals celebrating with English-language decorations. Just thought that was cute :)

William looks so comfy with a baby. He's got such a natural fatherhood glow. And I totally thought that the dolphin with Albert was real. Oops, wow. So many wonderful photos, I can't choose, ack!

Elspeth 10-03-2006 02:23 AM

Well, I see that Sweden has chosen a new way to compete with all the cute toddlers who show up every month: with a photo of a cute dog! I suppose it was only a matter of time...

Vanesa 10-04-2006 08:41 PM

All the pics are worthy, as ever. But this time, I was very, very sure about my vote and I didn't have a single doubt concerning it.


ochan 10-10-2006 06:26 AM

great pics, everyone!

Mandy 10-19-2006 12:09 AM

This poll will close in four days, so vote now for your favourite picture.:smile:

HRH Mims 10-22-2006 10:43 AM

The Poll results place: Picture from Spain with (40)
2.nd place: Picture from Sweden (31)
3.rd place: Picture from Luxembourg (27)
Congratulations to winner! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mandy 10-22-2006 06:38 PM

Congratulations to Spain, winner of the September poll!

mtbcm 10-24-2006 05:51 AM

Juanita 11-04-2006 04:48 PM

Isn't there the poll of October?
I mean, will we have it or not?

Thanks in advance :flowers:

Anna_R 11-04-2006 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...
Isn't there the poll of October?
I mean, will we have it or not?

Thanks in advance :flowers:

Yes we will, in the next few days.:smile:

ysbel 11-04-2006 09:36 PM


Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...
Isn't there the poll of October?
I mean, will we have it or not?

Thanks in advance :flowers:

Yes, we're getting it ready this weekend. The first of the month fell in the middle of the work week so it was impossible to get out the poll then.

Juanita 11-05-2006 02:05 PM

Thank you, Anna_R and ysbel :flowers:

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