February 2008 Official Picture Poll
Welcome to the february 2008 Official Picture of the Month Poll!
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.
For more information on the 2008 Picture of the Month schedule and all we have planned for 2008, take a look at this thread.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls you can post them there or contact Empress, Lady Jennifer, or Mandy.
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, Ysbel - milla Ca, Jo of Palatine, TheTruth,
Brunei/Malaysia: Humera - Warren
Denmark: Dazzling - Jessrulz, GlitteringTiaras
Japan: Dragonsfire8, Vanesa
Jordan: Humera - Little_star, salma
Luxembourg: Dazzling - grim_lady, kyansaunt20
Monaco: Iceflower - tbhrc, radker18, sgl
Morocco: Humera – Warren
Norway: Her_Majesty - Kikkib, carlota, Atene, Rhapsody Brat
Spain: Anna_R - crisiñaki, Paty
Sweden: ZandraRae, Gita, Furienna
The Netherlands: The Watcher, Marengo, Lucien
The pictures of this poll reflect the official royal events of January. The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on March 31, 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.
A. Belgium/ Britain
Source: Getty IIRC
Caption: 14/02/2008 The Prince of Wales greets Belgium's Crownprincess Mathilde and Crown Prince Phillipe in Brussels.
Caption: A warm welcome in Germany - Prince Albert II of Monaco is greeted by Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit in front of the city's famous "Brandenburg Gate" on February 27, 2008. Prince Albert was on a two-day official visit to Germany, one of his first state visits as the head of state of Monaco.
Caption: Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid at the sanitation women's Fredrikke prize 2008 ceremony at the Norwegian Theatre in Oslo Saturday afternoon.
Caption: Feb 7, 2008 Rome Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg with Marie-Astrid (sister of Henri of Luxmbourg)received the Order of Malta in Rome
Caption: Queen received the decoration of the Aztec Eagle from Mexican President Felipe Calderon Feb 18, 2008
Caption: Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (L) meets Japan's Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Olmert on Wednesday praised what he called Japan's "firm" stance on Iran as the Jewish state agreed to step up ties with the world's second largest economy. Wed Feb 27
G. The Netherlands
Source: Marcel Antonisse/ANP
Caption: Members of the Dutch Royal family sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Beatrix and Princess Margriet at the birthday party in Amsterdam.
Caption: Queen Sofia in Cambodja
While in an Official Visit to Cambodja (that was postponed last year due to the death of Erika Ortiz), Queen Sofia watches young Cambodian girls perform a typical dance of the country.
Caption: February 3, 2008 – King Abdullah and Queen Rania visit a young victim of a road accident. The accident occurred at the Amman-Jerash highway when a passenger bus collided with a water tanker, killing 21 and injuring more than 30 people. The King and Queen visited the injured at four different hospitals and wished them a speedy recovery. King Abdullah, in a letter to the Jordanian Prime Minister, called for changing the “culture and behaviour related to traffic and use of roads” while his wife made an emotional public plea for responsible driving in an op-ed she wrote for the local dailies.
Caption: February 12, 2008 - The Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed (C) hands Egyptian football player Mohammed Abu Terkia a gift during a ceremony honouring the Egyptian football team at the Ahli club in Dubai following their victory over Cameroon at the African Nations Cup final in Ghana. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince’s father and the ruler of Dubai sponsored the event.
Caption: February 18, 2008 - Crown Prince Billah cuts his birthday cake as his wife Crown Princess Sarah looks on during a high tea reception hosted by the Royal Brunei Air Force. The Crown Prince was celebrating his 34th birthday.
Caption: February 4, 2008 – Princess Lalla Salma, President of the Lalla Salma Association against Cancer, inaugurates a chemotherapy clinic at the National Oncology Institute in Rabat.
the pictures are once again beautiful!:wub:
thanks to the pictures of the month team!:flowers::flowers::flowers:
you are doing a great job here!:smile:
I have one question to the picture H (Spain): The man sitting next to Queen Sophia isn't her brother, former King Constantine II of Greece, is he?
Yep, that's him!
I didn't know he was in Cambodja as well.
It is definetly not Constantin!
Possibly, it's King Norodom Sihamoni, whose guest Queen Sophia is.
there is some really nice photos in here!!!
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