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dazzling 10-05-2008 03:45 PM

September 2008 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the
September 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 2008 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 LadyK.

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, LadyLeana

Britain: TheTruth - Duchess, jcbcode99

Brunei/Dubai/Malaysia: Humera - Warren

Denmark: GlitteringTiaras - Jessrulz, Princess Robijn

Greece: Rhapsodybrat - Odette

Japan: Dragonsfire8, Al_bina

Jordan: Humera - Little_star, salma

Liechtenstein: HRH Kerry

Luxembourg: Jessrulz - grim_lady, kyansaunt20

Monaco: Iceflower - radker18,

Morocco: Humera – Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty - Kikkib, Rhapsody Brat

Spain: Paty - Cecile76, acdc1

Sweden: Iceflower, 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 29 October 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! :flowers:
Empress, LadyK & Dazzling

dazzling 10-07-2008 04:16 AM

A. Monaco

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Source; abaca

A royal flagbearer for Monaco - Junior athlete Pauline Ducruet, 13-year-old daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco participated the 17th FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Aachen, Germany on September 16, 2008.

B.) Jordan

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Source; ANP

"(L-R) France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Wendi Murdoch, wife of News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, pose in New York September 22, 2008 to discuss the need for further action to reduce maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015."

C. Norway

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Source; Scanpix

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway is seen during her visit to the Norwegian SeamanŐs Church in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 24, 2008. The Church is celebrating its 50 year anniversary.

D.) Sweden

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A warm welcome in the rain - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is greeted by local preschool and school children during her 2-day-visit to the South Swedish region of Skane, September 29, 2008

E.) Spain

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Source; EFE- Casa Real

September 4, 2008 - Meeting betwen King of Spain and Mrs. Ingrid Betancourt. Mrs. Betancourt in the new 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord.

F.) Japan

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Source; AP

September 25, 2008 - Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko were among the notables that freed the birds from wooden boxes at a ceremony held in the city of Sado, on a small island off of Japan's coast about 170 miles (275 kilometers) northwest of Tokyo.

G.) Luxembourg

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Source; AAP

"Members of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family attend the premiere of 'Charlotte: A Royal at War' at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London."

H.) Denmark

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Source; DRW via their contacts Birger Storm/Billed Bladet

Mary & Frederik in Bulgaria for an official visit

I.) Belgium

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Source; GDP/ Dutch Photo Press, Patrick van Katwijk

Schelle, 09/09/2008, Crownprince Phillipe and Crownprincess Mathilde of Belgium pose with 'kabouter Plop' during their visit to Studio 100.

J.) The Netherlands

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Source; Getty

The Hague, 15/09/2008, Queen Beatrix waves from the Golden State Carriage after opening parlament. Princess Maxima is sitting next to her, dressed in purple.

K.) Brunei

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Source; Brunei Times

HRH Princess Sarah makes an address at the the launching ceremony of the Domestic Science Exhibition 2008.

L.) Dubai

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Source; Wam

Sheikh Mohammed and Crown Prince Hamdan lead prayers for Eid.

M.) Morocco

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Source; (Maghreb Arab Press)

King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, inaugurated a new mosque in the northern city of M'diq.

N.) Britian

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Source; HelloMagazine

Prince Charles, who comes from a family of equestrian enthusiasts, showed his soft spot for horses as he greeted the steeds taking part in a welcoming guard of honour at Liverpool Cathedral on National Police Memorial Day (September 29th, 2008)

dazzling 10-08-2008 05:07 AM

Please dont discuss who you voted for till the poll is closed, thanks.

sgl 10-08-2008 06:42 PM

This is a great selection of photos! It was very difficult to choose.

Glistening Seas 10-09-2008 05:06 PM

:flowers: what a magnificient collection of photos simply too stunning to choose from. These seem to be far better quality photos than in the past. ?! However, the subject matter as always in keeping with the past are fabulous good job!!!

Eloise 10-10-2008 11:58 AM

oh victoria looks really nice in the pic, so cute image

Ducii 10-21-2008 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by Eloise (Post 835445)
oh victoria looks really nice in the pic, so cute image

I agree it is so cute picture:) I love it

Her_Majesty 10-30-2008 10:33 AM

The Poll is closed.

Here are the winners:




iceflower 10-31-2008 12:35 PM

Wow! Another gold medal for Sweden and Crownprincess Victoria,
that's wonderful! Thanks to all those who voted in the poll and
congratulations to the Netherlands and Norway teams as well! :flowers:

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