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ysbel 04-09-2007 09:54 PM

March Official Picture of the Month 2007
Welcome to the March Official Picture of the Month 2007!

The monthly official polls will highlight the official side of royalty as opposed to the informal side of royalty.

The monthly polls will consist of pictures that show a royal on official business.
  • gala events such as the Nobel prize ceremonies, state visits, royal ceremonies such as the the Order of the Garter ceremony in Great Britain or the New Years gala for the Knights of the Order of the Elephant in Denmark, Opening of Parliament, coronations, enthronements.
  • openings of public events, government buildings, hospitals, christening of ships, official charity work
  • family celebrations (such as wedding, christening, or special days such as Victoria Day in Sweden or Queen's Day in the Netherlands, King Harald's 70th birthday) and the balcony shots that accompany them
  • among many other official events
We hope by the end of the year to have some really stunning and regal Picture of the Month winners to compete in our 2007 Picture of the Year awards.

Since informal pictures of royals were so popular in 2006 we've separated them out and given them their own informal photo polls twice this year. The first Informal Poll is this month.

For more information on the 2007 Picture of the Month schedule and all we have planned for 2007, take a look at this thread.

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, mathilde16

Britain: Avalon - milla Ca - CasiraghiTrio

Brunei: Humera - Warren

Denmark: soCal girl – Lasse Pedersen, Mandy

Japan: vacant - please send a pm to ysbel or Mandy if you would like to help choose pictures for the Japanese imperial house

Jordan: Humera - Little_star

Luxembourg: suturegeisha - drimal

Monaco: Iceflower - Ianna, Michelle, tbhrc

Morocco: Humera – Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty - KikkiB, carlota

Spain: LaChicaMadrilena - Elsa M., Anna_R

Sweden: MoonlightRhapsody - Lena

The Netherlands: The Watcher - Marengo, Maxie

The pictures of this poll reflect the official royal events of March. The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on April 30. 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 04-09-2007 09:54 PM


OSLO - Marius Hoiby, Prince Sverre Magnus, Crown Prince Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon with Princess Ingrid Alexandra watching the Holmernkollen Ski jumping in Oslo, Norway, March 18, 2007

source: Scanpix


Queen Paola of Belgium, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde cheer singers during the Popconcert, Stars of Europe, in Brussels, 24 March 2007, as part of the celebrations marking the 50th Anniversary of the European Union's founding treaty. (from GettyImages).


- Dancing Queen -
Princess Caroline of Hanover attending the annual Rose Ball in Monaco together with her family on March 24, 2007. The ball is an annual charity event, this year with a colourful gypsy theme.
Source: SBM/ Realis


Delivering a speech during the 'Pub is the Hub' reception The Prince of Wales threw his support behind the Save Our Darts campaign to prevent the demise of the game. Waving a set of darts, he told publicans at a reception at Clarence House: "I'm doing my best to keep the darts tradition going." - 9 March, 2007.
Source - Daily Telegraph


POLFOTO - altid med i billedet

Prince Joachim, Prince Nikolai, and Prince Felix have fun together opening the new exhibit Atlantis at Legoland. Prince Felix has been made an honoary member of Legoland. Source: Polfoto


Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attend a ceremony at the Congress Column in Brussels, 20 March 2007, on the first day of a three-day state visit to Belgium.


Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands with Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander during a boat trip on the Bosporus on the 3rd day of their state visit to Turkey, 01 March 2007. Source: Yord/ANP/Robin Utrecht


Queen Rania lends a hand to some children at the Hai Nazal Centre as they prepare greeting cards and handicrafts for their mothers. The Queen was in the Hai Nazal district to celebrate mother's day with local the local children and mothers.
Source: Petra


"World's richest horse race" - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktum, ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya look at Japanese winner Yutaka Take as he rides Admire Moon after winning the Dubai Duty Free race during the Dubai World Cup, 31 March 2007.
Source: AFP


Eight-month pregnant Princess Letizia smiles as she receives the representants of the Save the Children foundation for an audience at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid (March 23rd, 2007). Source: LFI


Caption: Crown Princess Victoria walkin along with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Balkenende during the opening of the 58th season of De Keukenhof.
Source: ANP


Detail snÝmku - fotobanka

Swedish Queen Silvia (R) chats with Japanese Empress Michiko prior to a banquet, hosted by Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a Tokyo hotel 27 March 2007. Swedish King and Queen are now here on a week-long visit to Japan. /Yoshikazu TSUNO/POOL

adelaide 04-24-2007 11:25 AM

To the organisators of the polls, have you the total results since the beginišng of this " exercice" to try to make an average?

Her_Majesty 05-01-2007 07:42 AM

Poll is closed
This Poll is closed. The final results for March:

1. Norway
(Thanks for your Votes :flowers: )

2. The Netherlands

3. Spain

Feel free to discuss which picture is your favourite and why you voted for it.

ysbel 05-07-2007 08:36 AM

Look out for the new poll tonight. We have lots of great new photos for you to vote on!

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