Picture of the Month - November 2006
Welcome to November'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 - purple_platinum, KikkiB
Spain: - LaChicaMadrilena - Elsa M., Anna_R
Sweden: MoonlightRhapsody - purple_platinum, Lena
The Netherlands: The Watcher - Marengo, Maxie
The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on December 23. 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.
Princess Alexandra of Hanover gets a lesson from mom Caroline in charming the crowds with a royal wave from the palace balcony on Monaco's National Day 2006.
Source: Getty Images
November 22, 2006 Princess Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth eating at the Arts House, 'Pantalone' in Brussels, an aloud reading session. (information and photo from Isopix).
Despite her very young age, little Irene Urdangarin doesn't seem to loose her self-confidence, as she's going, accompanied by mummy Cristina, to spend her first hours of play and fun in the day care center.
Haakon and Mette-Marit dressed in traditional Indian clothing during their visit in Jaipur; Friday Nov. 03, 2006
Source: Lise Aserud; SCANPIX NORWAY
E. THE NETHERLANDS
Princess Máxima looking elegant as usual in New Zealand on November 2, 2006.
November 27, 2006 - NEW YEAR'S CARD - The 2007 New Year's card for the Jordanian royal family features an intimate portrait of King Abdullah and Queen Rania with their children Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, and Prince Hashem.
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg [far right] presents Avery-Dennison CEO Dean A. Scarbrough [center] with the 2006 Luxembourg American Business Award at a gala dinner in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
Source: Ministère de l'Economie et du Commerce extérieur de Luxembourg
Prince Christian hesitantly pets a pademelon wallaby during a photocall while being watched carefully by his father, Crown Prince Frederik. The Crown Princely family has been Down Under to spend time with Mary's family.
Credit: AFP/Hello Magazine
Queen Silvia greeted by children and a mascot as she arrives at Stuttgart Airport to be awarded a Bambi later on that evening.
November 28, 2006 - Princess Azrinaz smiles as she takes part in a royal audience to intending Hajj pilgrims at the Nurul Iman Palace. Once a year, according to tradition, members of the Royal Family of Brunei greet pilgrims who intend to perform the Hajj in Mecca. Guests are also presented with the "ihram" the customary garb of every Muslim pilgrim.
Queen Elizabeth II receives a scroll from Bruce Two Dogs Bozsum at Southwark Cathedral where she attended a funeral blessing to the Mohegan chieftain (Sachem) Mohamet Weyonomon, who died in 1736 and was laid to rest in an unmarked grave in the grounds, November 22, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by POOL/ Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
Info: Japan's Princess Aiko, clad in traditional ceremonial costume, smile along with her father Crown Prince Naruhito and her mother Crown Princess Masako after the Chakko-no-gi ceremony at her residence, Togu Palace, in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. Princess Aiko, who turned 5-year-old on Dec. 1, had her first rite of passage as a member of Japan's royal family in the day.
Well...I'm very sure of my vote, as usual. And I must be grateful to the people who post so excellent photographies. :flowers:
Wow, it's hard to chose only 1 picture this month...:rolleyes:
There are many wonderful pictures..
It took a while , but I decided on one!:flowers:
Seems I'm not able to open the English link.
Congratulations Committees for their choices!!!
The link to the British Picture of the Month is working now. If anyone has any problems with it, just click the 'Refresh' button.
Please don't say who you've voted for, until the poll has been closed!
My goodness, when did little Irene get so big?? I wouldn't have recognized her!
In the Monaco photo is that Princess Caroline or is it Princess Stephanie? It looks more like Stephanie to me.
What made me think it was not Caroline was because she does not have a wedding ring on her left hand. But of course the Germans wear wedding rings on the right hand don't they?
Anyway thank you anna for your response
Thanks everyone for voting! :flowers:
hehe christian's little encounter with australian nature :P
My favourite picture won. :flowers:
Prince Christian really won my heart! He's too adorable! He looked so interested in the nature and he looks like a curious little boy!
I also like the picture from Japan! Aiko's dress is so cute!
Thanks for the beautiful pictures!
(Will there be something like a Picture of the Year? Where you can vote your favourite picture from all the months? So always the most liked picture of each month or something? That would be interesting, wouldn't it???)
First, we have to get through the December Picture of the Month Poll which will be posted January 7th.
We also believe they will be very interesting and enjoyable polls!
Good luck to everyone on both polls!
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