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.
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.
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.
Queen Elizabeth and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy chatting during French State visit at Windsor
Source: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Ima
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.
Princess Mathilde at the University of Antwerp's Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination
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.
The Norwegian Royal Family and Queen Margrethe of Denmark watching the traditional Holmenkollen Ski Festival.
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.
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.
King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and the Princes of Asturias participate in the launching of the new Strategic Projection ship 'Juan Carlos I'.
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.
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.
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
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.
There are some really cool pictures in this bunch!
yeah, they get more and more beautiful each time!
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.
: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:
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:
The Poll is closed.
Picture of the Month March: Sweden! :swedenflag:
2) The Netherlands
We've won! :smile::smile: Thanks a lot for all your votes! :flowers:
Congrats to all the winners. The picture that won was very different & new to the polls IMO
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw CP victoria is the best
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