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LadyK 08-14-2009 10:25 AM

Royals Going to School (August 2009 Informal Poll)
Welcome to the
August 2009 Informal Picture of the Month Poll!

This month's poll features Royals Going to School.

The pictures in this poll show the informal side of royalty. It will close on 8 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.

Belgium: - LadyLeana, stephanievl, Marengo

Britain: TheTruth - jcbcode99

Brunei/Malaysia/Dubai/Morocco: Humera - Warren

Denmark: Princess Robijn - Jessrulz, Madame Royale

Greece: Rhapsodybrat - Odette

Japan: Dragonsfire8 - Al_bina

Jordan: Humera - Little_star, salma

Luxembourg: Jessrulz - grim_lady, kyansaunt20

Monaco: Iceflower - radker18,

Norway: Her_Majesty - Kikkib, Maura724

Romania: Marsel -

Russia: Marsel -

Spain: Paty - Ladejesus, Mari_*

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 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:
LadyK & Dazzling

LadyK 08-14-2009 10:28 AM

A. Romania

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Source:Princess Ileana - Principesa Ileana of Romania Gallery Image is Public Domain

Unlike most children, Princess Ileana, the youngest daughter of Ferdinand I and Queen Marie of Romania, never got away from studies even during the holidays: when they spent time in one of their summer villas, a special outdoor classroom was designed for the royal children to continue their studies.

B. Monaco

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Source: Corbis

First day at school for a proud little princess - Princess Grace of Monaco accompanies her youngest daughter Princess Stephanie, 6, to her first day at school in Monaco on September 20, 1971. A bit more accustomed to the whole procedure, Prince Albert, 12, is bound for the Lycee, where he is the fourth class.

C. Spain

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Source: Zimbio

Infanta Leonor attended her first day at School, acompanied bu her proud paretns Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.

D. Russia

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Source: Maria Nicolaievna - Grand Duchess of Russia Image is Public Domain

Maria Nikolaevna, the third daughter of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra, painting in her study room. Like most Royals of the time, she was home schooled: Maria and her sisters had a separate study, while Alexei had a classroom all to himself.

E. Norway

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Source: Scanpix

Princess Ingrid Alexandra checks out her lunchbox, upon the arrival at the nursery school in Asker, near Oslo; January 4th 2006.

F. Great Britain

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Source: Getty Images

Princes William and Harry going to Wetherby School on September 11, 1989.

G. Sweden

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Source: Sjöberg Bild

Proud little prince among his schoolfellows - Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (center, white jumper) poses for a group picture on his first day at school "Smedslättsskolan" in Bromma, Sweden, in 1986.

H. Belgium

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Source: photonews

Crown Prince Phillipe and Crown Princess Mathilde escort their three eldest children, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Emmanuel, and Prince Gabriel to their school, the Sint-Jan-Berchmanscollege, in Brussels, 1 September 2009.

ANNIE_S 09-18-2009 01:30 PM

This poll is really cute!! :flowers:

MelinaB. 09-18-2009 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by ANNIE_S (Post 993326)
This poll is really cute!! :flowers:

Indeed!I didn't know what to choose this time.Lovely poll,guys :smile:

Lumutqueen 09-18-2009 03:26 PM

What a beautiful pictures. It was very hard to choose. :flowers:

royalfan84 09-18-2009 09:10 PM

heart warming
what touching pictures of young minds starting their path of education.

Turkish Delight 09-22-2009 06:45 AM

The cutest poll!!!:flowers:

lillas 09-26-2009 05:34 PM

Love the Monaco picture. I think it is the best. 2nd would be the Russian and 3th the British.
No offense but I don't see anything special in the spanish one. They look great but I think that its quality and content does not really compete with the originality and uniqueness of the other pictures.
ooops!!just read the first posts!! the vote is over right??

Patra 09-28-2009 12:00 AM

My choice really shows royals being "real" people, just like you and me.....ok, so maybe I'm a daddy's girl at heart!?

royals-royce 09-28-2009 06:46 PM

Very good selection of pictures!

Her_Majesty 10-09-2009 02:31 PM

The Winners of the Poll:

1. Spain
2. Norway
3. Belgium

Thanks for your votes! :flowers:

Marsel 10-09-2009 08:32 PM

Congratulations to Spain! :flowers:
Leonor is one of the cutest girls ever, and definitely a Daddy's girl too. :smile:
The Norwegian picture was adorable as well - Ingrid Alexandra is just too cute for words. :smile:

I couldn't decide between two pictures though: the Romanian picture of Princess Ileana and the Monaco picture. I voted for the Romanian one (and yes, I know it might not be very ethical, since I nominated it in the first place): I just loved the beautiful setting, the wooden furniture and huts and the straw roofs - things you don't really associate with Royals. And in the midst, the young Princess, surrounded by all those heavy and morbid looking books.
The Monaco picture was one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen, really very artistic. Stephanie was such a cutie! Loved Prince Albert's pants. :biggrin:

White Princess 10-13-2009 04:28 AM

Infanta Leonor really looks nice! ;)

MelinaB. 10-13-2009 01:20 PM

Ok,I can reveal my choice now:William and Harry.I thought they looked extremely cute!Leonor is very sweet indeed,but the British boys should at least come

Patra 10-13-2009 06:43 PM

Im so glad the spanish royal family won the poll- that photo is too cute!!!

lillas 10-15-2009 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Marsel (Post 1002408)
The Monaco picture was one of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen, really very artistic. Stephanie was such a cutie! Loved Prince Albert's pants. :biggrin:

I totally agree the Monaco picture is breath taking:smile:

Especioso 03-16-2010 06:53 PM

What a beautiful pictures

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