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dazzling 11-09-2008 01:40 AM

October 2008 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the
October 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 - jcbcode99,Menarue

Brunei/Malaysia/Dubai/Morocco: 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,

Norway: Her_Majesty - Kikkib, Rhapsody Brat

Spain: Paty - Cecile76

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 2 December 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 11-09-2008 02:50 AM

A.) Norway

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Source; Scanpix

Opening of Stortinget: King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon pictured during the opening of the House of Parliament (Stortinget) in Oslo, Norway, 2008.

B.) Sweden

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Source; gettyimages

A colourful welcome - Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden visits a project supported by the Swedish international aid agency SIDA and is greeted by a group of girls in colourful traditional costumes on October 20, 2008 in Pune, India. CP Victoria made an official visit to India from October 14th to 26th 2008.

C.) Monaco

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Source; abacapress

King of the truffles - Prince Albert II of Monaco attends the opening ceremony of the 78th International 'White Truffle' fair and has fun with a very special presentation, Alba, Italy, on October 10, 2008.

D.) Britain

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Source; HelloMagazine

Prince Charles could not have wished for a warmer welcome as he kicked off a ten-day Asian tour in Japan.

E.) Luxembourg

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Source; Anouk Antony/

"Grand Duke Henri participates in the commemoration of victims of the Nazi regime on Luxembourg's Commemoration Day, October 12th."

F.) The Netherlands

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Source; ANP Marcel Antonisse

Queen Beatrix attends the opening of the lustrum exhibition " 125 Great Loves" at Van Gogh Museum.

G.) Japan

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Source; Pool/ Anwar Hussein/WireImage

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stand with Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan for the National Anthems after arriving at Tokyo International Airport on October 27, 2008 in Tokyo. The Prince and the Duchess are in Japan to celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom.

H.) Belgium

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Source; Reuters

02 October 2008, Geraardsbergen, Queen Paola is admired by some schoolgirls while she is adjusting her hair.

I.) Brunei

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Source; Infofoto

Queen Saleha and Princess Azrinaz speak with guests at a reception for dignitaries on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan.

dazzling 11-09-2008 02:54 AM

J.) Dubai

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Source; Wam

Princess Haya is presented a book on her humanitarian work on October 29, 2008.

K.) Morocco

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Source; MAP

Lalla Salma receives Infanta Cristina of Spain at the Royal Palace in Rabat on October 30, 2008.

L.) Jordan

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Source; Reuters

Queen Rania is surrounded with children during a visit to a nursery in Santiago on October 20, 2008. King Abdullah and his wife were on a three-day visit to Chile which was part of their first official tour of Latin America.

M.) Denmark

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Source; Soren Steffen/Polo Press

"Crown Princess Mary, as patron, helps to unveil the Christmas Seal stamp for 2008."

N.) Spain

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Source; gettyimages via daylife

Oficial Dinner in Honor of Their Majesties the Kings of Jordan, on the ocassion of their visit to Spain.

TheTruth 11-11-2008 07:22 AM

Please, remember that 'we ask that no one state whom they've voted for so as not to influence other members as they make their choices.'

Thank you :flowers:


Rossina 11-14-2008 12:19 PM

I loved all the pics .... thank u all

Her_Majesty 11-15-2008 05:48 AM

Don't forget to have a look at this Poll, too :flowers:

dalia 11-21-2008 04:55 PM

Thanks for the very nice pictures. It wasn't easy to select one to vote for.:flowers:

Empress 11-24-2008 08:56 AM

please remember not to say who you have voted for until the poll closes.

Thanks - empress

dazzling 12-02-2008 04:40 AM

And the winners are

1. Spain
2. Jordan
3. Sweden

Congratulations to the winning teams and thank you to all who voted:flowers:

iceflower 12-02-2008 04:29 PM

Congratulations to Spain and Jordan - the teams have made some great choices :flowers:
And thanks for another medal for Sweden :smile::smile:

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