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Lady Jennifer 12-08-2007 02:18 PM

November 2007 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the November 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.

If you would like information regarding the 2008 Picture of the Month schedule you can find it here. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls you can post them there or contact Empress or myself.

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: - Marengo, stephanievl, Johann

Britain: Avalon - milla Ca, casiraghitrio, TheTruth

Brunei/Malaysia: Humera - Warren

Denmark: Dazzling, Jessrulz, GlitteringTiaras

Japan: Dragonsfire8, Vanesa

Jordan: Humera - Little_star - Salma

Luxembourg: suturegeisha - drimal

Monaco: Iceflower - Ianna, tbhrc

Morocco: Humera – Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty - KikkiB, carlota

Spain: LaChicaMadrilena - Anna_R, crisiñaki

Sweden: ZandraRae, Gita, Furienna

The Netherlands: The Watcher, Marengo, Lucien

The pictures of this poll reflect the official royal events of September. The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on January 2, 2008. 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.

Lady Jennifer 12-08-2007 03:09 PM

A. Britain

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Source: Clarence House/BBC ; Date - November 18, 2007 ;

On November 20, 2007 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip became the first Monarch and Consort in history to celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. To mark the historical day, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had a service of Celebration, and later the day, the Prince of Wales hosted a dinner in honour of his parents, which was attended by the extended family of the Queen and the Duke.
Front row, from left: Prince William, Prince Charles, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry
Middle row, from left: Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne, Zara Phillips, Princess Beatrice, the Duke of York, Princess Eugenie, The Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex
Back row, from left: Peter Philips, Daniel Chatto, Autumn Kelly, Lady Sarah Chatto, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, Viscount Linley, Viscountess Linley, The Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Gloucester

B. Monaco

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Source: corbis

"Happy National Day - Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Pierre Casiraghi and Princess Stephanie of Monaco watch the Army Parade as part of Monaco's National Day celebrations on November 19, 2007, in Monte Carlo"

C. Denmark

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Source: polfoto

Princess Mary lead by school children arriving at a local school in conjuction Anti-bully campaign Nov 29, 2007

D. Japan

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Source: REUTERS/Koji Sasahara/Pool

Vietnam's President Nguyen Minh Triet and Japan's Emperor Akihito review an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the East Garden of the Imperial palace in Tokyo November 26, 2007. Triet is on a 5-day state visit to boost ties between two countries.

E. Spain

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Source: Diario de Navarra

Thousands of people waving Spanish flags in their hands greeted King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia who, for the first time in 30 years, paid an official visit to Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish enclaves on the Moroccan coast.

F. Norway

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Source: ANP

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway during the opening of the University of Agder in Kristiansand Norway November 20, 2007.

G. Netherlands
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Source: Marcel Antonisse/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch Queen Beatrix peels an apple as she makes a pie on 'Make A Difference Day', The Netherlands' national day of helping others, in an activity centre in Loenen, 03 November 2007. Source: Marcel Antonisse/AFP/Getty Images

H. Jordan
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Source: Petra

59th annual Bambi Awards, November 29, 2007 – Düsseldorf: Queen Rania prepares to give her speech after receiving an honorary Bambi from Germany’s former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher. The Queen was honoured for her work on behalf of children around the world and, in Genscher’s words, investing “all her influence and strength to serve women and children in her society…She is a Queen aware of her responsibility, who has become a Queen of humanity in the best sense of the word - she builds bridges between cultures and religions.”

I. Belgium

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Source: Hola!

Belgium celebrates the King's Day
November 16, 2007. The members of the royal family paid attention at all times to Queen Fabiola, especcially Princess Mathilde, who held her hand to help her descend the stairs.

J. Morocco

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Source: MAP

November 24, 2007 – Rabat: Princess Lalla Asmaa (C) and Princess Lalla Salma (R) attend the inaugural ceremony of the International Bazaar of Benevolence. The Bazaar was organized by the wives of international ambassadors in Morocco under the patronage of King Muhammad VI.

K. Brunei

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Source: Infofoto

November 11, 2007 - Queen Saleha smiles at a portrait of herself at a ceremony marking Girl Guides Day in Brunei. The Queen is Royal Patron of the Girl Guides Association of Brunei.

Little_star 12-12-2007 03:06 PM

I have a feeling I know which photo will win this month!

debzone 12-12-2007 08:10 PM

There are some good ones this month..but I think one is going to be a runaway;)

Avalon 12-13-2007 06:33 AM

There were some great pictures this month, great job to all Committee members and PoM Representatives.
However, there were only 2 pictures I really hesitated between, and it was hard to make up my mind.

robby86 12-13-2007 01:28 PM

I was wondering why there is no photo for Sweden?

Empress 12-13-2007 02:34 PM

Unfortunately our Swedish team had some connectivity issues and were not able to submit a picture for this months poll. They will be back and better than ever next month we are sure.

kyansaunt20 12-17-2007 07:59 PM

All of the pictures for this month are wonderful..............Good Job Teams :flowers:

Lady Jennifer 12-30-2007 10:47 AM

Just a reminder to everyone to please not discuss who they voted for.


Her_Majesty 01-02-2008 02:37 PM

The Poll is closed.

Winner: Britain :britflag:Congrats!

1. Britain

2. The Netherlands

3. Denmark

Now you can discuss and tell which photo you voted for.

dazzling 01-02-2008 03:22 PM

Congratulations to the winning teams :clap: this was a difficult poll. Lots of great pictures. Like pictures from Monaco, Netherlands & Spain houses as well as Denmark which got my vote

Her_Majesty 01-03-2008 04:53 AM

My favourite picture was the Dutch one: Beatrix and the apples. :sun:
Great choice!

Jordan's Picture, showing Rania recieving the Bambie, was beautiful, too.

Penny Lane 01-03-2008 01:21 PM

It was pretty clear which one was going to win and it was a good one but I voted for Denmark I love what Mary's doing and that picture was so sweet.I also liked the ones from Belgium and The Netherlands.

Avalon 01-04-2008 11:00 AM

:flowers: Thanks to everyone, who voted for the British picture! :flowers:
British Picture of the Month Committee Team members - milla Ca, The Truth, Jo of Palatine, casiraghitrio & Avalon

Though all pictures were wonderful, I hesitated between the pictures from Britain, Norway and The Netherlands.
In the end, I voted for the picture of Queen Beatrix, it was a very sweet and unusual picture. British one was of course very special for me, but I was too biased there.

milla Ca 01-05-2008 01:58 PM

WOW, 78 votes! :britflag:

It´s great that so many members of TRF like this pic from the British Royal Family so much as we from the ´British Picture of the Month Committee´ do!

Thank you very much:flowers: for your votes!

(I also like the Dutch pic very much:smile:)

carlota 01-06-2008 07:08 AM

i had no doubts: the portrait with ocassion of her majesty's celebrations was unbeatable!

TheTruth 01-09-2008 11:21 AM

:flowers: Thank you all who voted for the British Picture :flowers:

I love the Dutch pic, really fun :cool:.

LOSSEAN 01-15-2008 12:23 AM

YEAH The British picture is special because of Queen Elizabeth II

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