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LadyK 06-10-2009 12:42 PM

Royal Christening Pictures (May 2009 Informal Poll)
 
Welcome to the
May 2009 Informal Picture of the Month Poll!

This month's pictures showcase Royal Christenings.





The pictures in this poll show the informal side of royalty. It will close on 30 June 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.



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




If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls you can post them there or contact Empress, Dazzling or LadyK.

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! :flowers:
Empress, LadyK & Dazzling

LadyK 06-10-2009 12:54 PM

A. Greece
Picture Link
Source: Greek Royal Family Official Website

A happy moment is captured in paint as King Constantine, Queen Anne Marie, and Princess Alexia celebrate Crown Prince Pavlos' christening.




B. Luxembourg
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Source: Cour grand-ducale/Carlo Hommel

Prince Louis (C) holds his second son, Noah Guillaume, as he is baptised while wife Tessy (L) looks on and a family member (background) captures the moment on October 27th, 2007.




C. Brunei
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Source: Brunei Resources

Princess Azrinaz cuts a lock of hair of her newborn son Prince Abdul Wakeel. The "Papat Rambut" or hair-cutting ceremony signifies the welcoming of a new member of the family. The little Prince, born on June 1, 2006 is the first child of Princess Azrinaz and Sultan Hassan al Bolkiah.




D. Norway
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Source: Scanpix

Christening of Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway in 1973. The picture shows an officil christening portrait of Crown Princess Sonja, Crown Prince Harold, Prince Haakon Magnus and Princess Märtha Louise.




E. Belgium
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Source: AP

14/06/2008 Ciergnon, crown prince Philippe and his family pose with the godparents of princess Eleonore in the castle of Ciergnon. The godparents are the crown princess of Sweden, princess Claire of Belgium and count Sebastien von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg




F. Spain
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Source: Hola

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain returned from exile to attend, as godmother, the christening of her grandson, Prince Felipe.




G. Jordan
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Source: Queen Rania Image Gallery

A beautiful picture of Queen Rania with her third child, Princess Salma. This was the first official photoshoot marking the birth of the little Princess who was born on Setember 26, 2000.




H. The Netherlands
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Source: RVD

Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Máxima, their daughter Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia en Ariane and the Ariane's godparents (Tijo Baron Collot d’Escury, Inés Zorreguieta, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Valeria Delger, and Anton Friling) at the baptism of Princess Ariane, on October 20, 2009.




I. Denmark
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Source: DRWs

Crown Princess Mary and her first child, Prince Christian during his christening, January 21, 2006.




J. Morocco
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Source: canalblog

Princess Lalla Salma poses with her less-than-a-month old daughter Princess Lalla Khadija. Khadija, born on February 28, 2007, is the second child of King Muhammad and Lalla Salma.




K. Sweden
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Source: dpa

A day to remember - Proud parents Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf with Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip present the newest addition to the family, baptizand Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine on August 31, 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden.




L. Monaco
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Source: Paris Match

Love and pride - Prince Rainier of Monaco and Princess Caroline of Monaco pose with his grandson and her son Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi after his baptism ceremony on December 19, 1987 in Monaco.




M. Great Britain
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Source: Flickr

The Princess of Wales cuddling her baby son, Prince Harry, during his christening on 21 December 1984.

Mandy 06-10-2009 03:57 PM

Please do not reveal who you voted for until the poll has closed.

Thanks, :flowers:

Mandy
TRF Admin

Soli Deo Gloria 06-11-2009 04:10 AM

These pictures are so cute, all of them (guess it has someting to do w the babys...)

but... tecnically some of them are not from christenings (Brunei, Jordan and Marocco) but from other (non christian) ceremonies for newborns... Could be interesting to know more about these ceremonies! Cutting hair in Brunei, but the oter ones? - Ok guess circumstation for boys is the most important one in mouslime countries? But for girls? Someone know???

LadyK 06-11-2009 08:20 AM

Good eyes- Brunei, Morocco, and Jordan do not have christenings, so the committees (Humera and Warren) chose to submit pictures of other important official events. For Jordan and Morocco, they chose the first official presentation of the babies. I didn't even know about the hair cutting in Brunei, but that's one of the joys of these picture of the month polls!

MelinaB. 06-11-2009 03:17 PM

Beautiful pics indeed.Will the results be announced immediately?

LadyK 06-11-2009 04:11 PM

The results will be announced, both here and on the blog, on June 30 when the polls close. Until then you can click on "see results" at the bottom of the voting options.

MelinaB. 06-11-2009 04:13 PM

Thank you,LadyK.I really liked the idea of a poll.

Little_star 06-14-2009 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soli Deo Gloria (Post 950947)
These pictures are so cute, all of them (guess it has someting to do w the babys...)

but... tecnically some of them are not from christenings (Brunei, Jordan and Marocco) but from other (non christian) ceremonies for newborns... Could be interesting to know more about these ceremonies! Cutting hair in Brunei, but the oter ones? - Ok guess circumstation for boys is the most important one in mouslime countries? But for girls? Someone know???

When a baby is born it is customary for an elder male in the family to whisper the "azaan" or call to prayer into their ear. This is usually done as soon as possible after the birth so that the baby's first sounds are the words of God.

Some like to feed the newborn honey, a tiny amount obviously, so that they taste somthing sweet soon after birth.

Lumutqueen 06-14-2009 08:00 AM

What an amazing poll. Thank you LadyK, brilliant idea. :flowers:
All the photo's are beautiful.

Soli Deo Gloria 06-14-2009 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little_star (Post 952648)
When a baby is born it is customary for an elder male in the family to whisper the "azaan" or call to prayer into their ear. This is usually done as soon as possible after the birth so that the baby's first sounds are the words of God.

Some like to feed the newborn honey, a tiny amount obviously, so that they taste somthing sweet soon after birth.

This is interesting! Tanx Little Star! I guess the elder male in the family is NOT present when the woman is giving birth... :smile: but its a nice tradition! And I guess that means the newborn from then is part of a bigger family (not just mum, dad, brothers/sisters)

But why do they want the baby to taste honey to taste something sweet?? I mean, the milk from the mother is very sweet....
... and by the way, when I had my (3 ) kids I was told not to give them honey until they was 12 months, because of the risk of become seriousely ill....:lol: We are living in a strange (and wonderful) world!!:lol:

Her_Majesty 07-01-2009 04:42 AM

And here are the winners of the Christening Poll:

1. Mary and Christian - DENMARK

2. Reiner, Caroline and Pierre - MONACO

3. The Belgian CP Family - BELGIUM

Thanks for voting! :D

royals-royce 07-02-2009 12:13 AM

The one I voted for only got 13 votes?? So disappointing.

At least it came in third place instead of last.

iceflower 07-02-2009 03:37 PM

Congratulations to the Danish team and their wonderful pic!
And thanks for all the votes for our Monaco pic :smile:. This
has surely been one of the polls with the largest number of
cute and touching pics so far!

Lumutqueen 07-02-2009 03:54 PM

:rofl::rofl:
Denmark won :)
Mary did look incredible beautiful with Christian.

Her_Majesty 07-03-2009 03:58 PM

I really loved the picture of Mary and Christian.
It was so cute to see Christian joking with his mum.
You can see a video of the scene here: :flowers:
YouTube - Prince Christian to Denmark joking with his mother CP Mary


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