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Empress 07-08-2008 09:47 PM

June Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the
June 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: TheTruth- Elspeth, Warren

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


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 July 30, 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!
Empress, Mandy & Dazzling

Empress 07-09-2008 12:50 PM

A. Japan
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Source: AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito,second from right, and President of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Arlindo Chinaglia, right, attends ceremony at the National Congress, in Brasilia, Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Naruhito is in Brazil on an 11-day visit to take part in celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Latin America's largest country.

B. Monaco
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Source: Abaca Press

Royal congratulations - Princess Caroline of Hanover
and Monaco during the award ceremony of the
International Monte Carlo Jumping, held in Port Hercule,
Monte Carlo, Monaco, on June 28, 2008.

C. Belgium and Sweden
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Source: Reuters

14/6/2008, Ciergnon. Under the approving eye of princess Claire of Belgium is Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden holding her goddaughter Princess Eléonore of Belgium during Eleonore's christening in Ciergnon.

D. Brunei
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Source: Infofoto

YAM Pg Bini Hjh Faizah cuts a ribbon to officially launch the grand opening of the Kayu Nasi Kandar restaurant on June 27, 2008. Lady Faizah is the wife of Prince Sufri, brother of the Sultan of Brunei.

E. Dubai
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Source: Corbis

Sheikh Muhammad and Princess Haya lead New Approach and jockey Kevin Manning to the winner’s enclosure. The Princess’ horse won the Epsom Derby in Surrey on June 7, 2008.

F. Jordan
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Source: Petra

Three-year-old Prince Hashem gets a first hand look at the play area of the Prince Hashem Park on June 10, 2008.

G. Morocco
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Source: Profimedia

Lalla Salma waves to the audience as she attends the opening of the 14th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music on June 6, 2008. This year’s festival was held under the theme "Paths to Creation".

H. Denmark
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Source: Image via; rehosted

The Danish Royal Family watching the Royal Guardsman Parade in celebration of its 350th Anniversary:

I. Luxembourg
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Members of the Grand Ducal Family attend a mass at Te Deum celebrating Luxembourg's National Day on June 23rd.

J. The Netherlands
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Source: ANP

Trakai, 24/6/2008; Queen Beatrix during a boat tour near the castle of Trakai

K. Great Britain
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The Queen at Ascot 2008.

L. Norway
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Source: Scanpix

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit, HRH Crown Prince Haakon and HH Princess Astrid attended the Galadinner hosted during the State Visit from Vietnam.

RhapsodyBrat 07-12-2008 02:23 AM

Why is there no entry for Spain?

dazzling 07-12-2008 06:32 AM


Originally Posted by RhapsodyBrat (Post 798293)
Why is there no entry for Spain?

Because we didnt receive a picture for Spain. Hopefully next month we will get an entry :smile:

princess leonor 07-12-2008 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 798329)
Because we didnt receive a picture for Spain. Hopefully next month we will get an entry :smile:

Anna_R, told us (Paty and me) that she (for Spain) did send it pictures but that she never got a response, so apparently something went wrong! Do you know more about that and is there any way we still might be able to fix it? :ermm:

Empress 07-16-2008 12:32 PM

Neither Dazzling nor myself received any pictures for Spain, nor have we yet. Unfortunately it would not be fair to restart the poll.

Her_Majesty 07-31-2008 05:26 PM

The Poll is closed!

The winning picture:

Belgium and Sweden


Marengo 08-01-2008 02:58 AM

:swedenflag::belgiumflag:And with a monster score that is! Thank to all of you who voted for the joint Belgian-Swedish picture! :belgiumflag::swedenflag:

Her_Majesty 08-01-2008 05:20 AM

It was really an adorable picture you were chosing! :wub:
A proud mother, a cute baby and (hopefully) a look into the future (Victoria holding a baby).

iceflower 08-02-2008 12:22 PM

The Belgian/Swedish cooperation team has won, and I've missed it :biggrin:

:flowers: Big thanks for all your votes!! :flowers:

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