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LadyK 03-08-2009 06:08 PM

February 2009 Official Picture of the Month
Welcome to the
February 2009 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.

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

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, Carlota

Spain: Paty - Lula

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 27 March 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 the order in which they were received and do not reflect the opinions of the moderating team.

Enjoy and have fun! :flowers:
Empress & LadyK

LadyK 03-08-2009 06:09 PM

A. Sweden

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Source: aktuelle

So happy - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Mr. Daniel Westling announce their engagement during a press conference at The Royal Palace on February 24, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. The wedding is planned to take place in early summer of 2010.

B. Monaco

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Source: Point de Vue

African Queen - Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco poses in a traditional costume she was given as a present during a welcome ceremony in Niger on February 5, 2009. Princess Caroline, President of AMADE, visited Niger in order to examine AMADE's activities.

C. Norway

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Source: Scanpix

Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway during the visit to Karasjok Museum in Kautokeino, Norway, February 5th 2009. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are on an official visit to the Finnmark region where many Lapplanders live with their reindeers.

D. Luxembourg

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Source: SIP/Luc Deflorenne

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa toast the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, and his wife during a gala banquet during the Italian State Visit to Luxembourg on February 2nd.

E. Japan

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Source: AP Photo/JAPAN POOL

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, smiles as she holds hands with Japan's Empress Michiko upon arrival for a tea party at Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.

F. Spain

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Source: EFE/Casa Real

Princess Letizia visited the Son Dureta hospital in Mallorca, were the clowns of the Medical Smile Association bring laughter to children who are spending some difficult moments in hospitals.

G. Belgium

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Source: Hola

15 February 2009: Prince Philippe of Belgium and his daughter princess Elisabeth visited the International Polar Foundation in Brussels

H. The Netherlands

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Source: RVD

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima were guests at the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) Rothera Research Station to celebrate the partnership between BAS and Dutch scientists.

I. Denmark

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Source: DRW via their source, Soren Steffen

Crown Prince Frederik at the Track Cycling World Cup 2009

J. Brunei and Malaysia

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Source: Infofoto

(L-R) - Princess Azrinaz of Brunei, Sultanah Bainun of Perak, Queen Nur Zahirah of Malaysia and Queen Saleha of Brunei arrive at a royal banquet celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the reign of Sultan Azlan Shah of the Malaysian state of Perak.

K. Dubai

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Source: ANP

Princess Haya applauds as Venus Williams holds her trophy after winning the WTA Dubai tennis championships on February 21, 2009.

L. Jordan

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Source: Petra

Queen Rania visits a school to check on the progress of the National Healthy Schools Programme being implemented as part of her "Madrasati" initiative which seeks to make education a social responsibility. The Queen also attended a seminar on healthy nutrition during the visit.

M. Morocco

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Source: MAP

Princess Lalla Hasna interacts with children at the Lalla Hasna Center for Abandoned Disabled Children in Casablanca on February 8, 2009. The Princess inaugurated the Center which hosts over 60 disabled children and offers them medical, educational and socio-professional services.

N. Great Britain

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Source: gettyimages

Princes William and Harry sign the official book of condolence for the victims of the Australian wildfires at the Australian High Commission, in central London, on February 24, 2009.

ANNIE_S 03-09-2009 03:28 PM

Really hard choice this time!!:angel:

iakynthi 03-09-2009 03:56 PM

It's difficult to choose indeed!I considered fair to vote for a worthy cause this time.

JessRulz 03-09-2009 06:06 PM

Please, don't state who you voted for until the poll is closed.

Thank you :flowers:

principessa 03-10-2009 06:56 AM

You have selected very beautiful pictures. Hard choice. You all are doing great work.

carlota 03-10-2009 07:07 AM

hard choice indeed! there are lots of good pictures.

Vanesa 03-11-2009 12:01 AM

Not so hard to choice...I think we were especting this to happen sice some years by now, so it isn't so difficult to say: this is the pic I should like to see ùblished in a Royalty magazine. What is the pic I am speaking about? Just wait to the end of the poll! :biggrin:


Elspeth 03-11-2009 01:04 AM

Really, Vanesa, you're such a tease...:biggrin:

dazzling 03-13-2009 05:15 AM

Spains POM is beautiful since since it shows a happy Letizia interacting with children but also the Sweden POM was really nice since it showed a very happy engaged couple. Tough choice :flowers:

CasiraghiTrio 03-16-2009 01:02 AM

There are great choices there. I know the one I picked is so going to lose...... but at least I voted!! ROCK THE VOTE, TRF Citizenry! YES WE CAN haha :rofl:

Vanesa 03-20-2009 12:44 AM


Originally Posted by Elspeth (Post 906104)
Really, Vanesa, you're such a tease...:biggrin:

Thanks, Elspeth! ;)


Elspeth 03-22-2009 04:50 PM

Just another reminder to please not say which photo you voted for. Thanks!


LadyK 03-28-2009 08:12 AM

drum roll....

Congratulations to our winner, picture A- Sweden!

Second: Picture G- Belgium

Third: Picture F- Spain

iceflower 03-28-2009 04:42 PM

I have to admit, this time I'm not surprised at all that
Sweden has won :biggrin: The engagement has been THE
event of the month! Thanks a lot for all your votes! :flowers:

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