Royal Coronation Pictures Poll
Welcome to the March 2009 Informal Picture of the Month Poll showcasing
Royal Coronation Pictures
In this month's poll we have pictures of Royal Coronations, Enthronements, Pronouncements, and Investitures.
The monthly informal 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.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls you can contact Dazzling, 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
Brunei/Malaysia/Dubai/Morocco: Humera - Warren
Denmark: GlitteringTiaras - Jessrulz, Princess Robijn, Madame Royale
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 poll will be open for three weeks. It will close on 22 April 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!
Dazzling, Empress & LadyK
Source: Hollandse Hoogte
9 August 1993: King Albert II takes the oath in the Belgian Parliament.
25 December, 1926, Japan's Emperor Hirohito is pictured on the left wearing traditional clothing for his coronation and his son Emperor Akihito, also in traditional costume on 12 November, 1990, is pictured walking to a Shinto sanctuary inside the Imperial Palace to attend an early morning private ceremony to pray and report the enthronement to his ancestors and imperial deities.
October 26, 1967 - An official coronation portrait of Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, his wife Empress Farah and son Crown Prince Reza.
Behind them is the Naderi throne, studded with 26,733 gems including diamonds, emeralds, rubies and emeralds, all encrusted in gold.
Empress Farah's magnificent coronation robe is likewise encrusted with precious jewels.
Source: The Greek Royal Family official website
Against the backdrop of the Greek flag and the crown, King Constantine II gives his first public address upon his succession to the throne, 1964.
The new Grand Duke (centre) is surrounded by his family; (left-right) Princess Alexandra, Prince Felix, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Louis and Prince Sebastien; following his swearing-in ceremony on October 7th, 2000.
Official portrait showing the new Royal Couple of Norway, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, with their children Prince Haakon and Princess Märtha Louise on the king's coronation day. King Harald V became King in 1991 after his father's death.
Source: Queen Rania Image Gallery
An official portrait marking the investiture King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan on June 9, 1999.
This picture, it is not the photography of a Proclamation, but the representation of an indisputable success in the Spainish history, not only admitted for all the spaniards also for the international community. The picture represents the end of 30 years of dictatorship and the beginning of a new age of democracy for Spain.
On November 22, 1975 the King spoke to his country in this way:
"Today begins a new era in the History of Spain. This phase, which we must to go together, begins in the peace, the work and the prosperity, result of the common effort and of the delicate collective will. The Monarchy will be a faithful guardian of this inheritance, and will try to support at all time the close relation with the people"
Coronation of Prince Albert II of Monaco - Prince Albert holds up the keys to the Principality of Monaco during a celebration with the people of Monaco and his family following his coronation mass held in the morning in Monaco, July 12, 2005. His proud sister Princess Stephanie is watching him.
J. Great Britain
Queen Victoria, in her royal regalia upon her coronation.
K. The Netherlands
On 30 April 1980, Beatrix became Queen of the Netherlands when her mother Juliana abdicated. Beatrix swore allegiance to the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Constitution at her investiture in Amsterdam.
The coronation of King Carl XVI. Gustaf of Sweden - 27-year-old King Carl Gustaf holds his first speech from the throne on the day of his coronation, September 19, 1973, saying: "My beloved and admired grandfather was the symbol of a modern monarch. I am determined to follow his good example."
Don't forget to vote here, too ;)
Another hard choice! I wish I could vote for more than one pic, for at least three of them are important for me for some historical reason. Of course, I've finally picked one photo, but I should choice two. These two are not European ones...Just guess ;DVanesa.
Iran won because of the jewels?
hard to vote
Iran's picture was the winner from the start. It was a very nice portrait. The gown/the jewls and the setting
All pics are beautifull.....Especially I like Spanish picture
I think Iran's portrait is the most beautiful. The jewelleries dazzles me.
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