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ysbel 08-05-2007 01:19 PM

July Official Picture of the Month 2007
Welcome to the July 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, lucien

The pictures of this poll reflect the official royal events of March. The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on August 26. 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 08-05-2007 01:19 PM


source: Konghuset/Albert Nieboer

Queen Sonja of Norway celebrates her 70th Birthday-

The official Galaportrait of the Royal Guests:
(front row L-R) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Henrik Prince Consort of Denmark, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Sonja of Norway, King Harald V of Norway, Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden pictured at the group photo to the celebrations of Queen Sonja's 70th birthday in Stavanger, Norway, 05 July 2007.

Also pictured: (middle row L-R) Princess Astrid of Norway, her husband Johan Martin Ferner, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Philippe of Belgium, Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Prince Felix of Belgium, (back row L-R) Guillaume Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, her husband Ari Behn.


Picture link ( polfoto)

Caption: July 1, 2007 Crown Princess Mary holds princess Isabella while Crown Prince Frederik & son Prince Christian look on while the bishop of Copenhagen performs Isabella's christening in the church of the Fredensborg Palace. Polfoto



"- The annual Red Cross Ball in Monaco dedicated to Princess Grace - The Princely Family of Monaco poses in front of a giant portrait of Princess Grace, who died 25 years ago, as they arrive for the Red Cross Ball 2007 held at the Sporting-Club in Monte-Carlo, Monaco on July 27, 2007."



Diamond Jubilee
The Queen enjoyed a trip down down memory lane as she toured an exebition marking her 60th wedding Annivrsary. Pausing in front of one particular glass case the 81-year-old monarch took a moment to admire a beautiful ivory gown - the one she wore for her 1947 wedding to Prince Philip.
On November 20, 1947 Her Majesty will become the first Monarch to celebrate a Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

Date – July 26, 2007 ; source – Hello ;


BRUSSELS - JULY 21: (L-R) Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of the Belgian Royal Family attend the National Day Parade on July 21, 2007 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images).


Despite of the religious character of the ceremony Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia had their hands full with their two daughters and had to divide efforts between themselves: Mummy was taking care of serene and very well behaved Infanta Sofia and Daddy was in charge of her spitfire* big sister Leonor. The second daughter of the Princes of Asturias was baptised on the sunny evening of 15th July, in the gardens of Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. (source: Diez Minutos)


(L-R) Princess Noor, Princess Alia al Feisal and Queen Noor attend a musical concert on July 25, 2007. Princess Alia’s twin daughters are sitting behind her.
Source: Petra


July 15, 2007 - (L-R) Queen Saleha, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Princess Azrinaz arrive at a royal banquet for the Sultan's 61st. Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and his wife Princess Sarah are seen in the background.
Source: Infofoto


July 10, 2007 – Princess Lalla Salma attended the signing ceremony of a partnership convention between the Lalla Salma Association against Cancer, the Regional Council of Greater Casablanca, Council of Casablanca City and the Provincial Council of Casablanca. On the occasion the Princess also launched a project for the refitting and installation of equipment at the paediatric unit of Oncology at the Hôpital 20 Août.
Source: MAP


Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands and Major Job Cohen of Amsterdam at the opening of the new Amsterdam Library. Source: Linda Oosterveen/


ANP Beeldbank

Crown Princess Victoria celebrates her 30th Birthday with a coquettish smile at one of her future subjects, a soldier who salutes her at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
Source: ANP Beeldbank


ANP Beeldbank

(070710) -- ULAN BATOR, July 10, 2007 (Xinha) -- Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito (1st L) attends a flower laying ceremony at the statue of the founding father of Mongolia in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, July 10, 2007. Crown Prince Naruhito arrived here on Tuesday for an official visit to Mongolia. (Xinhua/Hao Lifeng) (dyw/why)

Elspeth 08-07-2007 11:14 AM

Wow, we've got some good ones this month! The PoM teams have really done an excellent job.

morhange 08-07-2007 05:31 PM

I didn't know the Queen and Prince Philip's wedding clothes were preserved :D How cool!

Princess_Beatrix 08-08-2007 11:03 AM

Amazing pictures!

Last month, June, thre wasn`t really a picture that just made me think: Wow!
This month it is different! There are 3 or 4 pictures I would like to vot for!
What an interesting poll. I think it will be a very interesting result in the end!
Now I have to see for which picture I vote!

all members who chose the pictures: Really well done!

LadyK 08-08-2007 11:18 PM

Wow- this is going to be a tight race- I'm not sure who to vote for!

avrilo 08-16-2007 05:15 PM

I cant see "E"

ysbel 08-16-2007 07:17 PM

Sometimes you have to refresh the window to see gettyimages avrilo.

RaniaRocks 08-22-2007 03:19 PM

Please notice that picture E has lost the link, that's being happening with Gettyimages lately.

Q: Who choose the pictures monthly?, could it be any picture posted by any member?.


Little_star 08-22-2007 03:31 PM

Every Royal house has a representative who chooses a photo. However if you see something you like send them a PM. I doubt anyone would mind the suggestions!

RaniaRocks 08-22-2007 03:33 PM

Thank you very much Little Star, I'm new in this section and is really beautiful, especially the historical pictures.


Warren 08-23-2007 01:05 AM


Originally Posted by RaniaRocks (Post 656097)
Please notice that picture E has lost the link, that's being happening with Gettyimages lately.

If you get the "cannot be displayed" page with any GettyImages link, just click your refresh button. This will bring up the image most of the time.

Kelly 08-25-2007 10:24 PM

I must say that it was a tough decision because all the pictures were so great!

Her_Majesty 08-26-2007 02:39 PM

Here's the result ::flowers:

1. Spain - 44 votes

2. Norway - 36 votes

3. Denmark - 24 votes

Thanks for your votes!
It has been an interesting race this month ;) .

Verde Esmeralda 08-26-2007 05:10 PM

The winner is really, really awesome, both the scene itself & the quality of the picture, great angle and full of harmony!

ysbel 08-26-2007 08:33 PM

All the pictures were lovely but the Danish one was really different.

Empress 08-27-2007 11:03 AM

I have to say, I voted for Britians picture. I thought it very touching.

CasiraghiTrio 09-02-2007 12:53 PM

And so dear Leonor came through in the end! Big surprise! :lol:

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