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Empress 04-07-2008 11:25 AM

March 2008 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the March 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, Lady Jennifer - milla Ca, Jo of Palatine, TheTruth,

Brunei/Dubai/Malaysia: Humera - Warren

Denmark: GlitteringTiaras - Jessrulz, Princess Robijn

Japan: Dragonsfire8, Vanesa

Jordan: Humera - Little_star, salma

Luxembourg: Jessrulz - 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: Iceflower, Madame Royale, HRH Kerry

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 April 28, 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 04-07-2008 02:22 PM

A. Luxembourg

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Members of the Grand Ducal Family attend the premiere of the movie Léif Lëtzebuerger, a film documenting the life of Grand Duchess Charlotte during her period of exile during the Second World War on March 14th.

B. Britian

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Queen Elizabeth and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy chatting during French State visit at Windsor

C. Japan

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Japanese Emperor Akihito (2nd R) and Empress Michiko (2nd L) are escorted by leaders of the Japan Society to attend a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US nonprofit organization founded to boost the relationships between Japan and the States in Tokyo on March 4, 2008. At left Chairman of the organization James McDonald and at right is President of the organization Richard Wood.

D. Belgium
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Source: isopix

Princess Mathilde at the University of Antwerp's Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination

E. Sweden
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Royal fascination - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden during her visit to a gerfalcon breeding center outside Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2008. Crown Princess Victoria was on a five day official visit to United Arab Emirates.

F. Norway
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Source: Scanpix

The Norwegian Royal Family and Queen Margrethe of Denmark watching the traditional Holmenkollen Ski Festival.

Empress 04-07-2008 02:39 PM

G. Monaco
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Source: abacapress

Happy birthday - Prince Albert II of Monaco, watched by his sister Princess Stephanie and helped by the youngest and the eldest Monégasques, who were also born on March 14, cuts his birthday cake for his 50th Birthday in Monte-Carlo, Monaco on March 14, 2008.

H. Denmark
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Source: Image and caption courtesy of DRW's and rehosted. Their photo source is Keld Navntoft via B.T

Crown Princess Mary was presented with a red and gold ribbon representing membership of Kongelig Mayestaits Acteurs by the president of the society.

I. Spain
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Source: Hola

King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and the Princes of Asturias participate in the launching of the new Strategic Projection ship 'Juan Carlos I'.

J. Brunei
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Source: Infofoto

Crown Princess Sarah opens the 6th Borneo Global Issues Conference on March 1, 2008. The event is a four-day student run Model United Nations conference which brings together young students from across the region to discuss major global concerns, particularly the environment.

K. Dubai
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Source: AFP

Princess Haya and her husband Sheikh Muhammad arrive at the Nad al-Sheba race track to attend the opening of the 2008 Dubai World Cup, the richest horse-racing event in the world.

L. Jordan
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Source: Petra

March 19, 2008 – Queen Rania marks Mother’s Day at the Children’s Museum of Jordan by reading to kids from her second children’s book, “Eternal Beauty.” The Queen wrote the book especially for the occasion.

M. The Netherlands
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Source: ANP

Queen Beatrix opened CORPUS on March 4. CORPUS is a 'journey through the human body' during which the visitor can see, feel and hear how the human body works.

QueenMaharet 04-10-2008 01:02 AM

There are some really cool pictures in this bunch!

candygirl_68 04-10-2008 08:06 AM

yeah, they get more and more beautiful each time!

pumkin pie 04-10-2008 08:45 AM

For me it was a choice between CP Victoria, Queen Rania and Queen Beatrix.

1. For Queen Beatrix I have voted so often in the past - I simply adore the way she is a "hands on" queen - which led me to decide for another picture this month.

2. I admire Queen Rania's sincere interest in all of her projects. And I think it shows in the pictures just how committed she is. She would have been my No. 1 for this months picture if there weren’t ...

CP Victoria..... captured in the most gorgeous setting of all. The deserted background, herself with hardly any make up, the loose hair and the ferocious animal sitting peacefully on her arm. Just a strikinglybeautiful image.

Glistening Seas 04-18-2008 07:16 PM

Glistening Seas
:ohmy:wooow whaaat an awesome pic of the netherlands completely "cool" i would agree on the other pics you chose as well although i think Pa looked marvelous with the "young one" on his b-day and as always all the others looked marvelous as well. Always the tough choice to pick. :monacostandard::TRFrules:

dalia 04-22-2008 06:57 PM

Some of the pictures were really great, specially those from Sweden, Jordan and The Netherlands. The pictures from Spain, Britain and Japan were nice too. The others were nowhere near. But it is good to see a large picture from Japan for a change. Thanks for all your efforts..They were good pictures in general :flowers:

Her_Majesty 04-29-2008 04:16 PM

The Poll is closed.

Picture of the Month March: Sweden!

1) Sweden

2) The Netherlands




iceflower 04-30-2008 02:23 AM

We've won! :smile::smile: Thanks a lot for all your votes! :flowers:

dazzling 04-30-2008 12:10 PM

Congrats to all the winners. The picture that won was very different & new to the polls IMO

chaimae 05-06-2008 10:34 AM

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw CP victoria is the best

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