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dazzling 06-06-2008 05:27 AM

May 2008 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the
May 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, Dazzling 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, TheTruth- milla Ca,

Brunei/Dubai/Malaysia/Morocco: Humera - Warren

Denmark: GlitteringTiaras - Jessrulz, Princess Robijn

Japan: Dragonsfire8, Vanesa

Jordan: Humera - Little_star, salma

Luxembourg: Jessrulz - grim_lady, kyansaunt20

Monaco: Iceflower - tbhrc, radker18

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 June 29, 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.

Enjoy and have fun!:biggrin:
Empress, Mandy & Dazzling

dazzling 06-08-2008 11:18 AM

A.) Monaco

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Source: abacapress

A royal warm-up - Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco, warms up with a young soccer player prior to the Star Team Vs F1 Drivers Charity Soccer Match held at a Louis II Stadium in Monaco on May 20, 2008, ahead of the Monaco F1 GP.


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Source: Volksblatt

May 6, 2008 - Princess Marie of Liechtenstein attended the Special Olympics. She is pictured posing with some of the athletes.

C.) Sweden

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Lasting memories - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden inaugurated an exhibition about her own life at the Stršmsholm Palace in Stršmsholm, Sweden, Friday May 16, 2008

D.) Japan

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Source: REUTERS/Franck Robichon/Pool (JAPAN)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) follows Japanese Emperor Akihito during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo May 7, 2008

E.) Norway

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source: CORNELIUS POPPE/SCANPIX via Aftenposten

Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Crown Princess Mette Marit, and Queen Sonja wave to the 'Barnetoget' parade from the balcony of the Royal Castle during the Norwegian National Day celebrations in Oslo, Norway, May 17, 2008

F.) Denmark

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HRH Prince Joachim, overcome with emotion, and his sons watching his bride Marie Cavallier walk down the aisle with her father, Alain Cavallier.

G.) Belgium

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Source: Le Soir

Argenteuil, 27 May 2008: Queen Fabiola attends a reception for the finalists of the Queen Elisabeth Concours

H.) The Netherlands

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Source: Marcel Antonisse/AFP

Dounia El Baraka embraces Princess Maxima of Netherlands after receiving the Inspiration for Integration award on May 16, 2008 in The Hague

I.) Luxembourg

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Source: Carlo Hommel

"The Grand Duke & Duchess attend the final of the Luxembourg Cup 2008 at the Stade Josy Barthel de Luxembourg on May 24th."

J.) Spain

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Source: Prisma

An interesting perspective as the royal family lines up at the commemoration for the bicentennial anniversary of the rising of Madrid's people against the French occupation. (May 2nd, 2008)


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Source: Infofoto

State visit from Jordan: Queen Rania of Jordan and Princess Azrinaz, second wife of the Sultan of Brunei, attend a gala dinner at the Throne Room of the Nurul Iman Palace on May 13, 2008. King Abdullah II and his wife were on a three-day state visit to the Sultanate


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Source: Laha magazine

Princess Haya attends the “Poule d’Essai des Poulains” at the Longchamp racecourse in Paris on May 11, 2008. The Princess was accompanied to the race by her husband Sheikh Muhammad

M.) Morocco

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Source: MAP

Princess Lalla Salma inaugurates a public health clinic on breast cancer in Rabat on May 6, 2008. The Princess is president of the Lalla Salma Association against Breast Cancer

N.) Britian

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Source: GettyImages

Kelly and Peter Phillips leave by horse drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 17, 2008 in Windsor, England

Princess_Beatrix 06-12-2008 09:30 AM

is there also a informall poll for may?

the photos are great. i love the one maxma hugging the woman. she looks like such a friendly and warm hearted woman.
i like the ones of the 2 weddings, too.
but it is sad that in the danish photo you cannot see the bride's face.

Elspeth 06-12-2008 10:11 AM

Princess Beatrix, there's a link in dazzling's first post in this thread showing the schedule for the year. Looks as though there's only the one poll this month.

dazzling 07-06-2008 06:24 AM

Poll is closed now & the Winners are ...

1. Denmark
2. Norway
3. Britian

Thank you to all who voted :flowers:

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