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dazzling 05-12-2009 04:28 AM

April 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the
April 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 2009 Picture of the Year awards.

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

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 pictures of this poll reflect the official royal events of April. It will close on 31 May 2009. During this time, we ask that NO ONE STATE WHOM THEY'VE VOTED FOR so as not to influence other members as they make their choices. After the poll closes, 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 05-12-2009 04:46 AM

A.) Jordan

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Source: White House Photo/ Samantha Appleton

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Jordan's Queen Rania in the Yellow Oval Room in the White House Residence, April 23, 2009. Queen Rania was on an official visit to the United States with her husband and during her visit she gave a speech at the 8th "Global Philanthropy Conference" and launched "The Big Read" event for the Global Campaign for Education.

B.) Norway

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Source: Scanpix via

Crown Princess Mette-Marit talking to Birger Riise at Borgtun, a home for elderly, during their visit to Nore Uvdal Tuesday April 14 2008.

C.) Denmark

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Source: DRW's

Balcony appearance on the occasion of HM Queen Margrethe II 69th Birthday, Amalienborg April 16th, 2009.

D.) Japan

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Source: AFP PHOTO / Katsumi Kasahara / POOL

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (R) chat with each other as they listen to the Imperial Guard music band's performance to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in the Imperial Palace compound in Tokyo on April 10, 2009.

E.) Monaco

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Source: sipapress

Sisters Princess Caroline of Hanover, president of Amade
World, and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, president of FightAids Monaco,
signing the Amade Burundi agreement renewal at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, April 3, 2009. The main purpose of the agreement is helping to fight against poverty, helping orphans and helping people who are suffering from HIV.

F.) Sweden

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Source: Gettyimages

Princess Madeleine, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Princess Victoria of Sweden
and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrate King Carl Gustaf's 63rd birthday and wave to the cheering crowd at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden on April 30, 2009.

G.) Spain

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Source: EFE

State Banquet at the Royal Palace on the Ocassion of the French State Visit to Spain.

H.) Belgium

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Source: Zimbio

Antwerp, 28 April 2009: Princess Mathilde and Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium attend a gala evening in support of the King Baudouin Foundation at the Antwerp Provincial House.

I.) Britian

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Source: Hello Magazine

The Prince of Wales checks out the view over the Forum towards the Coliseum.

J.) Luxembourg

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Source: Cour grand-ducale/Carlo Hommel

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attends the presentation of the Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas at the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville on April 5th.

K.) Netherlands

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Source: ANP

On Queen's Day, the flag was lowered to half-mast at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. An attemped attack on the Dutch royal family killed 6 people and wounded 10.

L.) Malaysia

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Source: fotopresidencia

The King and Queen of Malaysia on a State Visit to Chile are welcomed by the President.

ANNIE_S 05-17-2009 01:51 PM

Wow! This month the choice´s been very hard...:rolleyes:

Her_Majesty 06-01-2009 10:07 AM

The winner of the Picture of the Month Poll April:

1) Denmark

2) Jordan

3) Monaco

Thank you for your votes! :flowers:

Vanesa 06-01-2009 06:29 PM

NIce pics. All of them could deserved to win, but the first one was very sweet and warm. Denmark royal family could be proud of the way people loves it.Vanesa.

Laurentienne 06-01-2009 06:41 PM

Omg, I'm exactly 40 minutes too late to vote!! :lol:
Well since the poll is closed, then I can reveal I would have voted for CP Mette-Marit. Poll is closed, so my post will not influence other posters.

I'll be quicker to vote next time!! ;):biggrin:

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