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ysbel 11-04-2006 09:40 PM

Picture of the Month - October 2006
Welcome to October's Picture of the Month poll!

So that we can keep the Picture of the Month poll in compliance with the recent rule changes regarding the sharing of copyrighted photos here at The Royal Forums, this month's candidates for Picture of the Month are presented to you in the form of weblinks. We hope your enthusiasm for the polls will remain at its customary exuberance. To view the photos, click on the links.

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

Britain: ysbel - Avalon, Warren

Brunei: Humera - Warren

Denmark: soCal girl – Lasse Pedersen, Mandy, norwegianne

Japan: mandyy - kei893265, merampo

Jordan: Humera - Little_star

Luxembourg: suturegeisha - drimal

Monaco: tbhrc - Ianna, Michelle, Iceflower

Morocco: Humera – Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty - Larzen, purple_platinum

Spain: mtbcm - LaChicaMadrilena, Elsa M., Anna_R

Sweden: MoonlightRhapsody (For October the Swedish picture was chosen by Mandy and ysbel)

The Netherlands: The Watcher - Marengo, Maxie

The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on November 25. 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 links in the above poll have been posted in the order in which they were received and do not reflect the opinions of the moderating team.

ysbel 11-04-2006 09:41 PM


King Albert paid a visit to the Lotus Bakery in Lembeke today October 11th 2006. Source: Casadaimagen/isopix


Japan's Princess Aiko rolls a large papier ball to the goal in a competition while her proud parents, Crown Prince Naruhito, films Aiko with a video camera and Crown Princess Masako laughing happily as they watch an annual autumn sports event for children at Gakushuin kindergarten in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
Source: Yomiuri news


Helping can make so much fun. Princess Stephanie attends the second 'Faire Face musical show' to fight against Aids in Avignon-France, 7. October 2006.
Source: Polfoto


The Birthday Princess! On October 31st Infanta Leonor celebrated her first Birthday. On this occasion her proud parents posed to share with us their happinness with this princely and perfect poised bundle of joy.
Source:Casa de Su Majestad el Rey / Borja)


Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg (L), President of the National Assembly of Hungary, Katalin Szili (C), and Belgian Crown Prince Philippe (R) listen to the Hungarian anthem in the State Opera House of Budapest downtown 22 October 2006. World leaders arrived in Budapest on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising against Soviet rule, as bitter divisions at home marred commemorations of the blood-soaked insurrection.
Source: Photo by Getty.

ysbel 11-04-2006 09:42 PM


Princess Azrinaz smiles as she attends the Hari Raya open house at the Nurul Iman Palace. Hari Raya, or the feast of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan. For three days the royal family of Brunei receives greetings from dignitaries, foreign visitors, guests, and Bruneians from all walks of life at the royal palace.
Source: Infofoto


King Abdullah and Queen Rania walk hand-in-hand as they attend a reception at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen on the second day of their state visit to the Netherlands.
Source: PPE


Leonore was baptised on October 8, 2006, like her elder siblings, in the chapel of Het Loo Place in Apeldoorn. Her godparents are Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Marius Brinkhorst, Juliana Guillermo and Count Jean-Charles Ullens de Schooten. Leonore is currently eighth in line to the Dutch throne.
Source: © RVD


Camilla waves during a welcome ceremony at Prime Minister House - Reuters/Mian Khursheed


HRH Prince Christian celebrating his first birthday with his parents covered in chocolate cake. This birthday is an extremely special one since Christian will be an older brother next year!

Source: Steen Brogaard


Romatic: Norwegian crown princess Mette-Marit and crown prince Haakon visit the temple of love, Taj Mahal, in Agra, during their visit to India. 31-10-2006
Source: Lise Åserud/SCANPIX


Queen Silvia had her work cut out for her when she stepped in to judge a student pumpkin-carving competition during the Swedish Royal visit in Toronto, Canada on October 31, 2006.
Source: Photo © Canadian Press

mandyy 11-05-2006 11:40 PM

I was not able to open the link to see the Denmark photo for this month's poll.

Mandy 11-06-2006 12:03 AM


Originally Posted by mandyy
I was not able to open the link to see the Denmark photo for this month's poll.

I've just replaced the link and it should work now. :smile:

morhange 11-07-2006 02:01 AM

Looks like the birthday babies are going to be popular :)

nokklav 11-09-2006 01:46 PM

always hard to choose.....

Australian 11-11-2006 04:22 AM

I cant see the pics for some reason, is this the same with anyone else?

norwegianne 11-11-2006 04:27 AM


Originally Posted by Australian
I cant see the pics for some reason, is this the same with anyone else?

I can see the pictures just fine, when I click on the links...

HRH Mims 11-11-2006 04:38 AM

I have this month clear favorite ;)
but pictures are lovely as always :wub:

Australian 11-11-2006 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by norwegianne
I can see the pictures just fine, when I click on the links...

When I click on the links it says "Page could not be loaded" I think it's my computer playing up. Thanks anyway.

suss2 11-11-2006 08:18 AM

Some great photos - thanks everyone. I know which I choose. Can we vote yet?

Oops! I answered my own question by scrolling up to the top of the page.

adelaide 11-13-2006 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by nokklav
always hard to choose.....

Right. But actually it's the babies boom!:flowers: :wub:
What woul be the next year with all the new babies!!:wub:

Her_Majesty 11-26-2006 05:32 AM

The Poll is closed.
Congratulations to the winning picture: Denmark!

1. Denmark 39,90 %
2. Spain 23,83 %
3. Norway 9,84 %


HRH Mims 11-26-2006 06:36 AM

My favorite picture won ;)
Congrats to Denmark! :flowers:

Mandy 11-26-2006 04:47 PM

Congratulations Denmark, winner of the October poll!

soCal girl 11-27-2006 06:55 PM

Thanks to everyone who voted! :flowers:

Princess_Beatrix 12-03-2006 08:58 AM

I really like the Danish Picture! It's so adorable to see Christian with his Cake-mouth :smile: .

I hope we'll see so many nice pictures in the Novemeber Poll too!

ysbel 12-03-2006 07:27 PM

Hello everybody. The November poll is now open and you can find it here. Why don't you go and check it out? :flowers:

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