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Empress 03-10-2008 12:12 PM

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.
  • 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 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.

Empress 03-10-2008 02:44 PM

A. Belgium/ Britain
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Source: Getty IIRC

Caption: 14/02/2008 The Prince of Wales greets Belgium's Crownprincess Mathilde and Crown Prince Phillipe in Brussels.

B. Monaco
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Source: Profimedia

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.

C. Norway
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Source: Scanpix

Caption: Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid at the sanitation women's Fredrikke prize 2008 ceremony at the Norwegian Theatre in Oslo Saturday afternoon.

D. Luxembourg
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Source: PPE

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

E. Denmark
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Source: ANP

Caption: Queen received the decoration of the Aztec Eagle from Mexican President Felipe Calderon Feb 18, 2008

F. Japan
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Source: AFP/GPO

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
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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.

H. Spain
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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.

I. Jordan
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Source: Petra

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.

J. Dubai
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Source: Profimedia

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.

K. Brunei
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Source: Infofoto

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.

L. Morocco
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Source: MAP

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.

candygirl_68 03-25-2008 05:30 AM

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:

principessa 03-25-2008 02:18 PM

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?

morhange 03-25-2008 10:26 PM

Yep, that's him!

Her_Majesty 03-26-2008 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by morhange (Post 746107)
Yep, that's him!

Is it really him?
I didn't know he was in Cambodja as well.

Sternchen 03-27-2008 06:50 PM

It is definetly not Constantin!

Polly 03-27-2008 07:14 PM

Possibly, it's King Norodom Sihamoni, whose guest Queen Sophia is.

Em8654 03-28-2008 03:35 AM

there is some really nice photos in here!!!

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