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ysbel 07-06-2007 12:13 AM

June Official Picture of the Month 2007
 
Welcome to the June 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.

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, mathilde16

Britain: Avalon - milla Ca - CasiraghiTrio

Brunei: Humera - Warren

Denmark: dazzling

Japan: dragonsfire8

Jordan: Humera - Little_star

Luxembourg: suturegeisha - drimal

Monaco: Iceflower - Ianna, Michelle, tbhrc

Morocco: Humera – Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty - KikkiB, carlota

Spain: LaChicaMadrilena - Anna_R

Sweden: open

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 July 31. 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 07-11-2007 10:03 PM

A. DENMARK

Danish Queen Margrethe presented the regiment in Ringsted, south of Copenhagen, with new flags at the parade Friday June 15, 2007(ANP) - picture

B. NORWAY

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l1...51_POLFOTO.jpg
Caption: StateVisit to Finland: Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja wave from the balcony of the Presidential Palace during the welcoming ceremony in Helsinki 05 June.
source: Polfoto

C. MONACO


http://i19.tinypic.com/4yjg9oo.jpg

Holidays in Monaco - Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock attended the celebration of the monegasque festival "Fête de la Saint Jean" (Holy John) - a folkloric spectacle in Montecarlo on 24 June 2007.
Source: Deadlinepress



D. BRITAIN

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ll/4mc9bie.jpg

Oldest and Most Noble Order of the Garter
Just two days after the pomp and splendour of the Trooping the Colour parade, the Queen was celebrating yet another of her country's oldest traditions in splendid style at the Order of the Garter service in Windsor. Wearing the distinctive ostrich-plumed hat and ceremonial robes she joined the 25 Knights and Ladies of the oldest surviving order of chivalry in the world. Source – Hello ; 18-06-2007 ; Link



E. DUBAI

http://i14.tinypic.com/6b0t4hu.jpg

June 20, 2007 - Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid and his wife Princess Haya, clearly enjoying themselves on the second day of Royal Ascot.

Source: IBL

F. JORDAN/MOROCCO

http://i17.tinypic.com/4pb8ahi.jpg

June 1, 2007 – Fez, Morocco - Queen Rania and Princess Lalla Salma attend the opening ceremony of the Fez Festival of Sacred Music. The Jordanian Queen was on a working visit of Morocco. Princess Lalla Meryem, sister of King Muhammad, is seen in the background (behind Lalla Salma).

Source: AP

G. BRUNEI

http://i15.tinypic.com/4pn0hnr.jpg

June 10, 2007, Royal Wedding – Princess Majeedah, daughter of Sultan Bolkiah and Queen Saleha, and her husband Khairul Khalil smile at the crowds lining the streets of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan during their wedding procession. The newly weds tied the knot in a lavish ceremony steeped in tradition. The colourful festivities for the wedding lasted two weeks and included elaborate pre- and post-wedding ceremonies. Princess Majeedah, 31, holds an MA in Environmental Development from King's College at the University of London and works for the Department of the Environment. The groom, 32, also works for the government of Brunei. He has been given the noble title of YAM Pengiran Anak.


H. BELGIUM

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Jun2007/07062044.jpg

20-06-2007 China Princess Mathilde and prince Filip visited the forbidden city of Shenyang (Bei) on their visit to China.
(c) PPE/Rubsamen
Source: Infofoto

I. LUXEMBOURG

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/9068/07062324gl0.jpg

Madame Tessy de Nassau, Prince Louis, Prince Felix, and Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg attend the country's National Day festivities in Luxembourg City on June 23rd 2007.
Photo by PPE Agency.

J. SPAIN

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...25_POLFOTO.jpg

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia stands in front of the coffins during a state funeral ceremony for the six soldiers killed in Lebanon. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed six members of the Spanish contingent, including three Colombians, and seriously wounded two others. However, the anti-Syrian coalition in parliament blamed Damascus, despite of its condemnation of the bombing. (June 26, 2007; source: Polfoto)


K. NETHERLANDS

http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/content.jsp?objectid=18899

June 2007
Prince Friso, Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima at Prince Claus Chair ceremony in Palace Noordeinde. ANP/RVD


L. JAPAN

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids...sYst92 Ms7g--

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen talks with Japan's Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo June 14, 2007. REUTERS/The Imperial Household Agency/Handout

K. SWEDEN

picture

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) and Swedish King Carl Gustaf

Stockholm, SWEDEN: Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) and Swedish King Carl Gustaf (L) arrive at the Royal Palace in Stockholm 09 June 2007. Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Sweden yesterday for the first ever Chinese state visit to the Scandinavian country, airport officials said. AFP PHOTO / SVEN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

ysbel 07-11-2007 10:40 PM

Hello everybody. I apologize for getting the poll out late this month. The PoM Reps as always were splendid. I just decided to take a vacation this weekend and so am just getting able to publish the poll.

On behalf of all the PoM Committees, I hope you enjoy the poll and in the next day or so I hope to publish our Summer Historical Photo Poll of 2007. We've got some exciting photos of long ago royals from all the reigning houses and some of the non-reigning houses.

Cheers.
ysbel and the POM committees :flowers:

dazzling 07-13-2007 07:20 AM

Ysbel, the swedish picture does not work.. Takes you staright to the front page of gettyimages

Vanesa 07-13-2007 07:45 PM

Yes. Sweden picture is not showing. I had had this problem more than once with "Gettymages", but not all the time. And if you goes to the "refresh" key the problem wouldn't solve...Odd, very odd.

Uh...And this time I don't liked the pics a great deal. Now t will be really hard for me to vote! I did it not yet....

Vanesa.:neutral:

ysbel 07-13-2007 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 640306)
Ysbel, the swedish picture does not work.. Takes you staright to the front page of gettyimages

OK the Swedish picture should be fixed now. :flowers:

Verde Esmeralda 07-14-2007 08:29 PM

mmm i'm sorry...i am really not dazzled by any of these pics....i thought i would find a pic of Alexia's birthday in the Dutch link...

ysbel 07-14-2007 09:07 PM

This poll is for pictures of official events, verde esmeralda, and represents royals of all ages. :smile: I imagine we'll see a lot of the cute newborns next month when the christening pictures come out but unfortunately they are a little too young to be having their own royal events quite yet.

I imagine we'll see some cute babies at the informal picture poll in October and the Portraits poll in January but its nice to have some polls with just adults too. :flowers:

Avalon 07-18-2007 09:38 AM

This month's choice were very nice. I particularily liked 3 of them, but one impressed me most, and I voted for it.
Good job committees. :smile:

ysbel 07-31-2007 11:44 PM

And the winner is...

D. BRITAIN

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ll/4mc9bie.jpg

Oldest and Most Noble Order of the Garter
Just two days after the pomp and splendour of the Trooping the Colour parade, the Queen was celebrating yet another of her country's oldest traditions in splendid style at the Order of the Garter service in Windsor. Wearing the distinctive ostrich-plumed hat and ceremonial robes she joined the 25 Knights and Ladies of the oldest surviving order of chivalry in the world. Source – Hello ; 18-06-2007 ; Link

Followed by...

J. SPAIN

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...25_POLFOTO.jpg

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia stands in front of the coffins during a state funeral ceremony for the six soldiers killed in Lebanon. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed six members of the Spanish contingent, including three Colombians, and seriously wounded two others. However, the anti-Syrian coalition in parliament blamed Damascus, despite of its condemnation of the bombing. (June 26, 2007; source: Polfoto)

with third place going to

F. JORDAN/MOROCCO

http://i17.tinypic.com/4pb8ahi.jpg

June 1, 2007 – Fez, Morocco - Queen Rania and Princess Lalla Salma attend the opening ceremony of the Fez Festival of Sacred Music. The Jordanian Queen was on a working visit of Morocco. Princess Lalla Meryem, sister of King Muhammad, is seen in the background (behind Lalla Salma).

Source: AP

Thanks everybody for participating in the poll. I hope you enjoyed it!

Avalon 08-01-2007 03:02 AM

:flowers: Thank you for all your votes! :flowers:

We are thrilled to win this month's poll, especially with so many great pictures included!

Milla Ca, Casiraghitrio & Avalon


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