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LadyK 01-07-2009 09:55 PM

Royal Holidays Poll (December 2008 Informal Poll)
Welcome to the December 2008 Informal Picture of the Month Poll showcasing
Royal Holiday Photos

In this month's poll we have some festive holiday pictures from our Picture of the Month Committees.

The monthly official polls will highlight the un-official/historical and rarely seen side of royalty as opposed to the formal side of royalty.

The informal polls will consist of pictures that show a royal or some aspect of royal life historical or present that is more candid than our formal polls.
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.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls you can contact LadyK or Empress.

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: Humera- Warren

Greece: Rhapsodybrat- Odette

Jordan: Humera- Little_star, salma

Luxembourg: Jessrulz- grim_lady, kyansaunt20

Malaysia: Humera- Warren

Monaco: Iceflower- radker18

Morocco: Humera- Warren

Norway: Her_Majesty- Kikkib, Rhapsodybrat

Sweden: Iceflower- HRH Kerry

The poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on 27 January 2009. 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 random order and do not reflect the opinions of the moderating team.

Enjoy and have fun!

Empress & LadyK

LadyK 01-07-2009 09:58 PM

A. Japan

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Source: AP Photo/Kyodo News

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako with their daughter Aiko leave for the Imperial Palace for New Year's greeting in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.

B. Denmark

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Source: Danish Royal Watchers and Billed Bladet

The entire Danish Royal Family, Christmas 2006.

C. Norway

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Source: Scanpix

Christmas 2003 - Queen Sonja proudly showing her first granddaughter Maud Angelica Behn, who was born in April 2003.

D. Great Britain

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"The monarch echoed her granddaughters' stylish approach in a jaunty wide-brimmed hat, featuring red and grey feathers, as she received flowers from local children (after a Christmas church service at Sandringham)"

E. Sweden

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Source: IBL

"Christmas Flowers" - Queen Silvia at the flower exhibition "Jul, Jul, Blomstrande Jul" at Drottningholm Palace, Sweden, on December 4th. 2007. The 2007 theme for the annual exhibition was Christmas flowers, with a wide variety on display, including azaleas, hyacinths and tulips. There were also Christmas trees, garlands hung with apples and the obligatory mistletoe.

LadyK 01-07-2009 09:59 PM

F. Brunei

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Source: Infofoto

(L-R): Princess Majeedah, Princess Rashidah and her three eldest children attend an Eid-ul-Fitr reception for dignitaries at the Nurul Iman Palace on October 2, 2008. The Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

G. Luxembourg

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The Grand Duke and Duchess pose for a photo infront of the family's Christmas tree in December 2004.

H. Spain

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Source: Source/Hola Magazine

Irene Undangarin, "Queen" of the Spanish Christmas

I. Monaco

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"A royal Santa Claus - Prince Albert II of Monaco takes part in the traditional charity Christmas Bath, organised by TATSA Association, Thai After Tsunami Schooling Aid, in Monaco, December 24, 2008. For the 4th edition of the charity event, more than 150 citizen of Monaco took a bath with Santa Claus. The water was about 13 degrees Celsius."

J. Jordan

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Source: Laha Magazine

King Abdullah II, Queen Rania and their children Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem mark the arrival of the year 2006.

K. Greece

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Source: GRF Official Website

The big Greek royal family smiles as sunnily as the weather for their 2006 Christmas card photo.

L. Belgium

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Source: Hola

The Duke and Duchess of Brabant pose with their family.

M. The Netherlands

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Source: ANP Photo/Robin Utrecht/RVD

Summer 2008: Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Ariane and Princess Alexia.

Menarue 01-12-2009 06:46 AM

Princess Theodora is stunning. What a beautiful young lady she has become.

Warren 01-12-2009 08:49 AM

Hi guys, before we have to take out yet more posts I'll repeat here what appears in the opening post:


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

sgl 01-12-2009 11:19 AM

Very nice choices! This was an excellent selection of photos!

iakynthi 01-12-2009 03:19 PM

Oops!Sorry,it's not that I like to bend the rules,it's just that I was in a hurry and didn't notice I should not reveal my vote :rolleyes:
But I'm sure only few members saw it.Anyway,I would love to thank you for the beautiful photos :flowers:

lucien 01-12-2009 03:43 PM

Lovely pics,allthough,the Greek RF picture is a bit dated,it was their 2006 Christmas card,I thought all pics had to be recent?
Other then that,lovely picture.:smile:

Her_Majesty 01-12-2009 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by lucien (Post 879014)
I thought all pics had to be recent?

The guideline for this poll said, that the pictures for can be from the last 10 years. :flowers:

Warren 01-13-2009 07:57 AM

As a special holiday bonus, there are TWO polls this month. :smile:

Here's the other one... Picture of the Month - photos from December 2008.

lucien 01-16-2009 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 879044)
The guideline for this poll said, that the pictures for can be from the last 10 years. :flowers:

Oh OK,Cheerio chin chin...:flowers:

Enigma 01-20-2009 03:47 PM

thanks for the very nice pics, the choice was difficult to make, but it was made:flowers:

Lady Claire 01-26-2009 09:51 PM

Wonderful pictures!

Enrique 01-27-2009 03:13 PM

very diffficult to choose

LadyK 01-28-2009 07:53 AM

The December 2008 Informal Poll is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Great Britain

Thanks to our PoM committees and thanks to all of you for voting!

Her_Majesty 01-28-2009 03:30 PM

Thank you everyone for your votes! :flowers:

TheTruth 01-29-2009 07:51 AM

Many thanks for your votes!

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