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ysbel 01-06-2007 05:42 PM

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

So that we can keep the Picture of the Month poll in compliance with our rules regarding the sharing of copyrighted photos here at The Royal Forums, the candidates for Picture of the Month are presented to you in the form of weblinks. 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

Brunei: Humera - Warren

Denmark: soCal girl – Lasse Pedersen, Mandy, norwegianne

Japan: mandyy - kei893265, merampo

Jordan: Humera - Little_star

Luxembourg: suturegeisha - drimal

Monaco: Iceflower - Ianna, Michelle

Morocco: Humera – Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty - purple_platinum, KikkiB

Spain: LaChicaMadrilena - Elsa M., Anna_R

Sweden: MoonlightRhapsody - Lena, purple_platinum

The Netherlands: The Watcher - Marengo, Maxie

The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on January 27. 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 01-06-2007 05:44 PM


“Like Mother, like Daughter” - Queen Rania and her daughter Princess Iman pose in traditional Japanese kimonos during a visit to the Sodo Kimono Academy in Tokyo. December 22, 2006
Source: Abaca press


Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, ruler of Trengganu State and the new Yang Di Pertuan Agong (Supreme Lord) of Malaysia, has his ceremonial medals adjusted by his wife Sultanah Nur Zahirah during a welcoming ceremony at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s unique revolving monarchy was passed onto its thirteenth King who was sworn in, for a five year term, at a solemn ceremony at the King’s palace. At 44 the Sultan is Malaysia’s second youngest king ever.
Source: Polfoto


Royal Christmas: Princess Märtha Louise with Maud Angelica and Leah Isadora, Queen Sonja, King Harald, Marius Høiby, Crown Prince Haakon with Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Crown Princess Mette-Marit with Prince Sverre Magnus pictured at the traditional Christmas family photo session with the Norwegian Royal Family at the Royal Castle in Oslo, Norway, December 20, 2006.
Source: Lise Aaserud / SCANPIX


"A stunning portrait of Charlotte and Andrea Casiraghi together with their friend Tatiana Santo Domingo, taken by Karl Lagerfeld at the Monaco Dance Forum, 7.12.2006"
Source: Karl Lagerfeld/ Bunte


Princess Catharina-Amalia celebrate her 3rd birthday on December 7, 2006. Her father took this picture of her and her sister, Princess Alexia.
Source: RVD/The Prince of Orange


Doting grandparents, Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe, sweetly look upon a heavily bundled up Prince Christian during the Grib Skov royal hunt.
Credit: Rex/Hello Magazine

ysbel 01-06-2007 05:45 PM


The Prince and Princess of Asturias decided to make their daughter Leonor the main protagonist of their traditional Christmas Card. Little Infanta, along with her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes seems to wish us all the best for the upcoming Holidays and the New Year.
Source: "El Mundo"


Princess Elisabeth, Laetitia and Louise at the Christmas concert (20th December).
Source: Gettyimages


Japanese Princess Aiko, her parents Crown Prince Naruhito, left, and Crown Princess Masako smile as they enjoy playing with a pony at their residence Togu Palace in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 24, 2006. Princess Aiko celebrated her fifth birthday Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. This photo was released on Aiko's birthday, Dec. 1st, 2006.
Source: Polfoto



Daniel Westling sharing a rare public tender moment with girlfriend Crown Princess Victoria while vacationing in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Source:


Four-year-old Margarita Armstrong-Jones stole the show on Christmas Day as the Royal Family attended a Christmas Day church service. Margarita, the daughter of the Queen's nephew Viscount Linley, swung from the hands of her cousins Prince William and Peter Phillips as she made her way to St Mary Magdalene Church near the Queen's residence at Sandringham. As William and Peter repeatedly swung her high in the air, the little Margarita screamed "More, more, more!" She then gazed adoringly up at William as she held his hand before helping the Queen collect flowers from local children after the service.

Source: EDP24-where Norfolk really matters.

norwegianne 01-09-2007 02:06 PM

I really loved the choices this month :flowers: It was so hard to pick just one.

Avalon 01-09-2007 03:39 PM

These month was really a tough choice - so many wonderful pictures!
I had to think for a very long time before I made up my mind.

Vanesa 01-12-2007 11:26 PM

Yes! It was hard to choice. Good job, people! All the pics are great. :wub:


crisscross1 01-13-2007 05:13 AM

The pictures are all so beautiful but, my choice was easy.
{hint about photo deleted - Elspeth}

Lauritas138 01-21-2007 12:12 PM

....and my choice was easy too;)

HRH Kerry 01-22-2007 06:52 AM

Wish mine was.:ermm:

MissSaga 01-24-2007 03:43 PM

My choice was hard :ohmy: {hinted which country she voted for - Elspeth}

Regina 01-26-2007 05:39 PM

Maybe it's only with me but I can't see photo I :sad: kst=Aiko&refinetekst=4824603

Mandy 01-26-2007 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by Regina

Thanks Regina! The link in Photo I has been fixed. :flowers:

Regina 01-26-2007 06:22 PM

"I" is fine now, thanks a lot! ;)

Amazing pictures this month. I wasn't quite sure about my decision, I am curious about the final result.

Her_Majesty 01-30-2007 10:51 AM

The Poll is closed.
Congrats to the winners:

1. Spain 23.89%
2. Denmark 14.44%
3. United Kingdome 11.11%

catango 02-01-2007 11:31 AM

Little Leonor is stunning, she won how a cute pie.:wub: :w00t2: :wizard: :clap:

dazzling 02-04-2007 11:48 AM

the Norway Christmas family picture is a winner, its simply beautiful

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