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dazzling 07-05-2009 05:38 AM

June 2009 Official Picture of the Month Poll
Welcome to the
June 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 formal 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.

The pictures in this poll reflect the official royal events of June. It will close on 30 July 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 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 07-07-2009 06:07 PM

A.) Sweden

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Animal fun - Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine of Sweden visited a mountain pasture in Halsingland in central Sweden, guided by Anders Henningsson, June 15, 2009.

B.) Monaco

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A very special costume - Prince Albert of Monaco was made an ambassador for the society of vintners in the Bordeaux wine region, Bordeaux, France, June 20, 2009.

C.) Norway

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Source: aids2031_2nd_summit_day2 via

Princess Mette-Marit is pictured during an interview. Mette-Marit and Haakon attended several events connected to the Young Leaders Summit II.

D.) Britian

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Source: GettyImages

Lady Louise Windsor and Sophie Countess of Wessex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual event of the Queens Colour of First Battalion Grenadier Guards as they are trooped to mark her official brithday on June 13, 2009 in London.

E.) Spain

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Source: EFE

A nice gesture of the Prince of Asturias. He attended last week the funneral of the last victim of basque terrorist band ETA. The Picture shows Prince Felipe trying to consolate the victim's son.

F.) Luxembourg

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Source: Cour grand-ducale/Carlo Hommel

The Grand Ducal Family attends the Te Deum service during National Day on June 23rd.

G.) The Netherlands

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Source: ANP

President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, his wife, Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima attended the opening of Hermitage Amsterdam.

H.) Brunei

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Source: Infofoto

June 13, 2009: Princess Sarah donates blood to Brunei’s national blood bank. The Princess was accompanied by eight of her colleagues from the Army Cadet Platoon of her university.

I.) Dubai

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Source: AP via daylife

June 19, 2009: Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya attend the fourth day of The Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse in England. Crown Prince Hamdan is seen in the background to the Princess’s right.

J.) Jordan

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Source: PETRA

June 9, 2009: Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania wave from a motorcade on the day of the 10th anniversary of the King's accession to the Throne. Thousands of people lined the streets of Amman to greet the King and Queen as they rode through the city, just as they had on the day of the King's investiture ten years earlier. Queen Rania lent her own sentimental touch to the occasion by wearing her coronation gown. The motorcade ended at the Amman stadium where nearly 15,000 people, as well as members of the Royal Family, had gathered for an official ceremony to celebrate King Abdullah’s ten years on the throne.

K.) Morocco

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June 24, 2009: Princess Lalla Salma, accompanied by her two children, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan and Princess Lalla Khadija, is received by Mrs. Ben Ali, wife of the President of Tunisia and current Chairwoman of the Arab Women Organization. The Princess arrived in Tunis to take part in the 4th meeting of the Higher Council of the AWO.

L.) Belgium

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Source: Flickr member Nestland

22 June 2009; Princess Mathilde of Belgium meets the editorial staff of 'Klasse', a free Flemish magazine for secundary school students and teachers.

Marsel 07-13-2009 04:47 PM

Wonderful selections, as usual. :flowers:
Although this month’s pictures were all magnificent, I didn’t hesitate a moment as to which one I should actually vote for: the picture I chose depicted a lot of the things I would like to see in a Royal.

MissSaga 07-13-2009 04:58 PM

As soon as I saw the picture which i voted for I knew that was gonna be my choice pic of june 2009 :biggrin:

royals-royce 07-14-2009 11:56 PM

I do not get it? What do you guys see in picture "E" that I don't?

It's not that great. Just my opinion.

Marsel 07-15-2009 03:47 AM


Originally Posted by California (Post 966448)
I do not get it? What do you guys see in picture "E" that I don't?

It's not that great. Just my opinion.

I think you might get a general idea by reading the description of the picture in question.

Sladjica 07-19-2009 03:04 PM

all pictures are great, but i didnt have any doubt by choosing my favorit! :-))

ANNIE_S 07-20-2009 03:20 PM

Great pictures as always. I think that my favourite is obvious :flowers:

Marsel 07-31-2009 06:37 PM

Congratulations to Spain. The picture of Prince Felipe was very emotional and deserved a victory - I never had doubts which picture to vote for.

It is truly tragic, however, that the situation should repeat itself and today the Princes of Asturias had to offer their support to yet more victims of terrorism. :sad:

dazzling 08-01-2009 06:55 AM

Spain's picture was very touching indeed but I honestly really like the Dubai picture which I did vote for since it showed a very happy Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya enjoying their day at the race and its not always you get to see such a great atmosphere of the two together.

Congratulations to the winners :flowers:

1. Spain (35)
2. Sweden (17)
3. Norway (16)

MelinaB. 08-01-2009 11:34 AM

I voted for the Spanish picture as well.I'm glad it came first,it was touching indeed!

royals-royce 08-01-2009 08:43 PM

Norway lost again!! :ohmy:

...I think somebody manipulated the votes.

Lumutqueen 08-02-2009 03:55 AM

Congratulations to Spain, it was a wonderful picture. :flowers:

dazzling 08-07-2009 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by royals-royce (Post 974201)
Norway lost again!! :ohmy:

...I think somebody manipulated the votes.

Not just because a country lost means someone manipulated, we would never do that, who wins wins and who lost good luck next time :flowers:

susan alicia 08-08-2009 03:02 AM

I voted for Monaco, thought the picture somehow humorous.

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