August 2009 Official PoM Poll
Welcome to the
August 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.
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 08 October 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.
Ladyleana - stephanievl, Marengo
TheTruth - jcbcode99
Humera - Warren
GlitteringTiaras - Jessrulz, Princess Robijn, Madame Royale
Rhapsodybrat - Odette
Dragonsfire8 - Al_bina
Humera - Little_star, salma
Jessrulz - grim_lady, kyansaunt20
Iceflower - radker18,
Her_Majesty - Kikkib, Maura724
Paty - Ladejesus, Mari_*
Iceflower - HRH Kerry
The Watcher -Marengo, Lucien
Romania & Russia
If you have any ideas or suggestions for future polls, feel free to contact Dazzling, Mandy 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:
Mandy, LadyK & Dazzling
Royal inspection - Prince Albert of Monaco examines the cup, during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk, at the Louis II stadium, in Monaco, August 28, 2009.
Joined forces - Princess Madeleine of Sweden during the opening of a Ronald McDonald House in Linkoping, Sweden, August 26, 2009. The Princess planted a tree together with two little girls.
Source: Junko Kimura/Getty Images
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan bow at the altar during the memorial service for the war dead of World War II at Nippon Budokan on August 15, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.
On August 9, The Prince of Asturias attended the Inauguration of the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa.
Grand Duke Henri (C), with his sons Princes Sebastien, Felix and Louis in the background, attends the opening of the Luxembourg-America Cultural Centre in Wisconsin, the USA, on August 8th 2009.
Princess Sarah attends the Second Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BRIDEX) on August 14, 2009. She is accompanied by her mother Suzanne Rahaman Aeby and son Prince Abdul Muntaqim.
Princess Haya attends day two of The European Show Jumping and Dressage Championships in Windsor.
King Mizan Zainal Abidin and Queen Nur Zahirah watch National Day celebrations at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on August 31, 2009. Malaysia celebrated the 52nd anniversary of its independence.
King Mohammed VI and Prince Moulay Rachid pray at the tomb of their late grandfather King Mohammed V.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon attend the opening of new information centre at Vestbanen in Oslo, Norway August 28, 2009.
Princess Mathilde and family watch the entertainment during the garden party in honour of the golden wedding anniversary of King Albert and Queen Paola
Queen Rania tours the King Hussein Charity Society for Orphans on August 24, 2009.
Zara Phillips sits onboard 'Artemis Ocean Racing' as she competes in the Artemis Challenge yacht race during Cowes week on August 5, 2009.
I probably repeat myself every month, but brilliant choices, everyone! :flowers:
Although all pictures were unique in their own way, there were two or three I strongly hesitated between.
Waiting forward to the results. :smile:
No denmark again. :sad:
All those pictures are beautiful. A very hard choice. :flowers:
i didn't find any difficulty in choosing my favorite pic, but i wasn't able to see japan's and britain's enteries!!!..but i voted. thanks.
another time i have to congratulate the team for the great work they do , me too i didnt find any defficulty to choose my favorite picture !
i will be very happy to see my picture win .
Sometimes you have to refresh the page.
Beautiful pictures all of them!I didn't hesitate at all,I picked immediately the one who brought tears to my eyes.
[QUOTE=dazzling;993021]They should be working fine. I had no problem in opening them.
Sometimes you have to refresh the page.
thanks dazzling! i am able to see them today without any problem:flowers:
Like the "green" thoughts of Madeline and girls planting trees.
Congratulations to Sweden! :flowers:
It was really a wonderful picture of Princess Madeline. :smile:
I voted for another one though - the picture of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. I thought that deep and sincere bow was highly symbolic: the Emperor and Empress paying their respects to all those who died in WWII. The picture was also visually very beautiful.
The Jordanian and Norwegian pictures were among my favourites too. Jordanian one because I appreciated how Queen Rania managed to brighten the day of the orphans and because I think very highly of King Hussein Foundation (if it weren't for Japanese picture, I'd probably vote for this one). The Norwegian picture was somewhat futuristic, at least that was the visual impression.
And I totally, absolutely loved that the British committee went against the mainstream again and choose a picture of one of the less senior Royals. And a most beautiful picture too.
I like Dubai...
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